The Minnesota comedy community–and the world–are mourning the loss of St. Paul native Louie Anderson. His publicist said this week that Anderson was in a Las Vegas hospital battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma blood cancer. Louie died this morning at age 68. Fellow comedian Pauly Shore wrote on Twitter that he said his goodbyes to Anderson at a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson got his start at the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre in Uptown Minneapolis. He went on to win several Emmy awards and appeared in more than a dozen movies. Here are two chats that MNN’s Scott Peterson had with Louie, the first in 2016, the second in 2018.