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Louie Anderson’s Amazing Story Behind Landing Role in “Coming To America”

The always-funny Emmy-nominated, Louie Anderson stopped by Sway in the Morning during his “Baskets” promo run where he plays the hilarious role of Zach Galifianakis’ mother.

While in-studio he opens up about how he scored that role – but wait ’til you hear how he instantly got a part in the Eddie Murphy classic, Coming To America. It all started after he picked up Eddie’s $600 tab at a restarant… and rest was made history.

Watch our giggle-filled interview below and catch the season premiere of Baskets on January 19 at 10pm on FX Networks. Follow @LouieAnderson for more.


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