Jon Lovitz
Comedian, actor, and singer
Jon Lovitz
Jonathan M. "Jon" Lovitz is an American comedian, actor and singer. He is best known as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990.
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Super Bowl - Ad Week
Huffington Post - 24 days
Some people still think that a Super Bowl ad is just that: a piece of advertising that will play for thirty seconds or sixty seconds at some point during the game. These people marvel at the cost, wondering why any sane business executive would pay $5 or $5.5 million for just a few seconds of time. It works out to more than $150,000 a second, a fairly staggering amount. The world of Super Bowl advertising has changed. Buying a Super Bowl spot is no longer just about the game. It is a week-long--or more-- marketing and advertising festival that captivates the world. When thinking about Super Bowl advertising, it is better to think of it as Super Bowl Advertising Week, not just a single ad. The trend has been growing. A decade ago, few Super Bowl advertisers released anything before the game. Some advertisers did this to preserve the surprise. Others just didn't think anybody cared. This is an understandable line of thought. Who gets all excited about a piece of advertising? Clearly ...
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The New Celebrity Apprentice: all you need to know about the new season.
Yahoo News - 2 months
The New Celebrity Apprentice has a whole lot new about it: a new title and a new "Chairman of the Board," as the show calls him, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What else is new? Here's all you need to know about the new season. The top 3 most anticipated new winter TV shows The 16 contestants hoping to win $250,000 for their charity - Retired boxer Laila Ali: The Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures girls' access to sports - Actor/comic Jon Lovitz: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer - '80s icon Boy George: Safe Kids Worldwide, which helps prevent childhood injuries - Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson: Young Warriors , a program for fatherless boys - Former Dancing with the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet: Operation Smile , for kids with facial deformities - Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior: The Arthritis Foundation - Former host of Big Morning Buzz Live with Carr ...
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Is Hillary Blowing It?
Huffington Post - 6 months
By covering up her pneumonia for more than two days and by making Romney-like statements that half of Trumps voters are "deplorable," Hillary Clinton is committing serious unforced errors that almost make one wonder if this life-long politician ever passed Politics 101. I rarely agree with Wall Street Journal editorials, but this one has the ring of truth: As Mrs. Clinton's support has eroded in the polls, Democrats are figuring out that they may have nominated the only candidate who could lose to Donald Trump. A Trump victory would be a disaster for the country and the world. But Hillary seems to be doing the best she can to lose an election that's hers to win. Clinton's handling of her pneumonia is an example of characteristic Clintononian missteps. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of security advisors late last week, it was clear to anyone watching that she wasn't feeling well. She was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. The smart thing to do would have been ...
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Trump impersonates SNL's Jon Lovitz
Reuters.com - 7 months
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump impersonates Saturday Night Live's Jon Lovitz in attacking Hillary Clinton's campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Fake out: Jon Lovitz and '90210' alum Jessica Lowndes are not dating
LATimes - 11 months
Fifty-eight-year-old Jon Lovitz has a young, hot lady-friend and it's Jessica Lowndes of the "90210" reboot. She's 27. We'll give you a second to let all that sink in. Out on Vevo and iTunes now... (Link in bio) A photo posted by Jessica Lowndes (@jessicalowndes) on Mar 28, 2016 at 1:23pm PDT See...
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Ben Carson: A Whale of a Tale at Yale
Huffington Post - over 1 year
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson has had a lot to say about the "liberal media," and feels the vetting he has experienced is because he is a threat to the "secular progressive movement in this country." No one can accuse the conservative Wall Street Journal of being part of the left, yet even they have raised questions about some anecdotes told by Carson. One incident the WSJ describes is where Carson alleges in his 1990 autobiography Gifted Hands, that when he was a student at Yale, he took a class called Perceptions 301, wherein the psychology professor told the class that their final exam papers had been "inadvertently burned." This apparently caused all 150 students to be required to retake a new and harder exam. According to the WSJ, Carson claimed that all of the students except him walked out. The Yale tale continues that the professor approached Carson with a photographer from the Yale Daily News who took his picture. You see, it was all part of a hoax to see who the ...
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Top 10 'SNL' Political Sketches Of All Time
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Native Americans, Why Not Make an Adam Sandler Movie?
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Coming soon to a theater near you: The Misadventures of Adam-Boy! No, that movie doesn't exist yet. But the Native American cinematic community might want to consider such a film, as it may be the best way to exact payback on Adam Sandler. A group of Native American actors recently walked off the set of Sandler's latest film, The Ridiculous Six, incensed at the depiction of their heritage and the fact that an Indian woman's character was named "Beaver's Breath." It was a bold move, given most were movie extras and bit players. I've never served as an extra, but I do know the number one rule of movie extra employment is to never approach the stars. Demanding script changes certainly comes in a close second. Grumblings about a Sandler picture normally don't begin until the finished product hits multiplexes. Then the critics regurgitate the same columns they've been writing for the past 10 years, basically wondering how a talented actor, comedian and sketch comedy player who creat ...
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Kentucky Republican Primary Heats Up As McConnell, Bevin Campaigns Hurl Insults
Huffington Post - about 3 years
U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled "A Path Forward for Kentucky." In the speech, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, Bevin sounded many of the same notes as McConnell in denouncing the Affordable Care Act and environmental regulations aimed at the coal industry. But he also took aim at McConnell's track record as a leader in the Senate. “Never before in U.S. political history has a sitting party leader lost a primary election, but never in our history has it been so important that one does,” Bevin said, accusing McConnell of supporting "big business" rather than his constituents. Standing room only at today's speech. Thanks for the great turnout! #KYSen pic.twitter.com/rbfyFWLeox — Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) January 9, 2014 Bevin is a tea party-backed businessman who is president of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing, a bell manufacturing company located in Connecticu ...
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<i>Jewtopia</i> the Movie Will Make You Say 'Oy!'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Right off the bat I feel the need for a disclosure: I'm not a movie reviewer. I took a film class in college, but that doesn't count. I also love watching movies, but that doesn't make me a credible reviewer. I do have a lot of respect for professional film critics because it's not an easy job. I recall being on jury duty in NYC about a dozen years ago and the film critic Jeffrey Lyons was in my group of potential jurors. It was right before the Oscars and we had a few hours to kill while we waited (before eventually being dismissed from a trial), so I had the opportunity to ask his opinion about some of the films up for Best Picture of the Year. I was amazed at how knowledgeable he was about each movie. Personally, I have a hard time remembering anything about a movie after I see it, let alone the names of the actors in the movie. Now that I got that disclosure out of the way I feel much better. You see, after publishing a little blurb on my PopJewish.com blog about the Jewtopia mo ...
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Free Tickets to Jewtopia
The Philadelphia Jewish Voice - over 3 years
Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson's film adaptation of their hit comedy Jewtopia premieres Friday. The movie stars Ivan Sergei, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Joel David Moore, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jon Lovitz and Rita Wilson. We are giving away two pairs of free tickets. Just click here to sign yourself or a friend up for our free weekly newsletter. Use the comment field to  that you are interested in a pair of tickets. Two new subscriber will be chosen at random. Each will receive a pair of tickets good to see the film at the AMC Theater in Plymouth Meeting, Monday-Thursday during the film's run. Plot summary follows the jump. Christian O'Connell (Ivan Sergei) has met the girl of his dreams in Alison Marks (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Unfortunately, Christian told Alison (who happens to be a rabbi's daughter) that his name was Avi Rosenberg, and that he was Jewish — neither of which are true. Desperate to keep up the illusion, he turns to his childhood best friend, Adam Lipschitz (Joel David Moore) t ...
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Mike Ryan: Why You Should Stop Saying 'SNL' Is In Trouble
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's hard not to assume that the overwhelming majority of people who write stories about "Saturday Night Live" either don't watch "SNL" on a regular basis or don't have a clue how the show works. Or both. That's really the only explanation I can find for the proliferation of headlines this week referencing a "crisis" that requires a "miracle" to solve, "upheavals," another "crisis," and an "exodus" that the show may not "survive." All this because three members of a 14-person cast decided to leave the show. On the scale of "SNL" crises over the past 38 seasons, this one strikes me as decidedly underweight. Yes: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are longstanding veterans of the show and will be missed. (And, no, I'm not forgetting that Seth Meyers is leaving the show in December, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.) The only sure bet any "SNL" cast member can make is that one day, he or she will no longer be on "SNL." This is not a "crisis"; this is ju ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Lovitz
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 57
    On February 15, 2015, on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, he was seen in the montage of deceased SNL members, with the camera cutting to him to show his reaction.
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  • 2014
    Age 56
    The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club & Podcast Theater closed on November 5, 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 55
    On April 22, 2013, Smith announced through Twitter that the podcasts would no longer be recorded at the Club after a falling out with Lovitz.
    More Details Hide Details The Club still periodically hosted other podcasts such as Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons (which subsequently left in October 2013). On June 15, 2013, Smith detailed the falling out in a podcast.
  • 2011
    Age 53
    On May 29, 2011, the name was changed to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club & Podcast Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details A premiere event called Podammit was held, in which Kevin Smith hosted a variety of six podcasts, including Plus One 3D with his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman and Jay & Silent Bob Get Old with Jason Mewes, as well as The ABCs of SNL with Lovitz himself, a 6-episode 'This Is Your Life' style biographical interview about Lovitz's life and career.
  • 2009
    Age 51
    The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal Studios Hollywood was home to the first MMA Roasted standup comedy show in 2009.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    On November 8, 2007, Lovitz had the grand opening for his new comedy club "The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Aubergine" in the Gaslamp District in San Diego, California, sponsored by RR-Ex.
    More Details Hide Details The club has played host to David Spade, Ralphie May, Carlos Mencia, Dana Carvey, Jo Koy, Eric Schwartz, Norm Macdonald, Joe Rogan, Russell Peters, Kevin Nealon, Jon Stewart and Ryan Robinson. There was also a second Jon Lovitz Comedy Club location on Universal CityWalk in Universal Studios Hollywood. A comic short film starring Ken Davitian ('Borat') and featuring Lovitz was filmed there, directed by Brent Roske and written by Aaron Davitian. Weekly episodes of The Adam Carolla Show, a podcast hosted by comedian Adam Carolla, have been recorded at the City Walk location since early 2011.
  • 2003
    Age 45
    In 2003, Lovitz began his stand-up career at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, California.
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  • 2001
    Age 43
    On October 10, 2001, Lovitz sang a duet (with Robbie Williams) of the song "Well, Did You Evah!
    More Details Hide Details " at the Royal Albert Hall. The recording can be found on the Swing When You're Winning album. In 2006, he became the spokesman in an advertising campaign for the Subway restaurant chain.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 31
    Hanukkah Harry, one of Lovitz's most memorable roles, cast him in 1989 as a Jewish contemporary of Santa Claus who lives on Mount Sinai and travels the globe with a cart flown by three donkeys to give bland gifts to Jewish boys and girls.
    More Details Hide Details Harry is asked to fill in when Santa falls ill on Christmas Eve.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 28
    In a 1986 episode of Saturday Night Live, he portrayed a virgin Trekkie, who was scripted to hang his head when asked by William Shatner if he had ever kissed a girl.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    Lovitzs first stint as a regular in a situation comedy was as Mole, an investigator for a New York City district attorneys office, in the short-lived 1985–86 series Foley Square, starring Margaret Colin.
    More Details Hide Details Lovitz has lent his voice to several cartoons and films. In The Critic, he played the title character of Jay Sherman (using his regular speaking voice). He has made several appearances on The Simpsons, including as Marge's prom date Artie Ziff in "The Way We Was," the art teacher in "Brush with Greatness", theater director Llewellyn Sinclair and his sister who owned a daycare center in "A Streetcar Named Marge", Andre in "Homer's Triple Bypass", and numerous other appearances (including the character of Jay Sherman in the episode A Star Is Burns, which was a crossover with The Critic). He was also the voice of Radio in the Hyperion-produced, Disney-distributed animated movie The Brave Little Toaster and he lent his voice for a promo video for the video game Banjo-Kazooie. Lovitz performed a duet with Robbie Williams on Williams' album Swing When You're Winning (2001), in the song "Well, Did You Evah." He also performed on the hit series Two and a Half Men singing "We Are the Orphans" and beat Charlie (Charlie Sheen) out of the award for best jingle writer.
    Lovitz was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He later said in an interview for the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live that his time on SNL was the most memorable in his career. He went from having no money to being offered a $500,000 film contract. He was nominated for an Emmy Award his first two years on Saturday Night Live. One of his most notable SNL characters was "Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar" who used an old Humphrey Bogart line "Yeah! That's the ticket!" as a catchphrase to punctuate painfully elaborated implausible lies. Other recurring characters included Annoying Man, Master Thespian, Tonto, Mephistopheles, Harvey Fierstein, and Michael Dukakis.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Lovitz was born Jonathan Michael Lovitz in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California on July 21, 1957, the son of a doctor.
    More Details Hide Details His family is Jewish (they emigrated from Romania, Hungary, and Russia).
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