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May 16, 1992 | LOUIS CHUNOVIC
America's best-known liar (professional politicos aside) is returning to live television, ready for prime time. In the '80s Jon Lovitz made " Yeaaah , that's the ticket" into "Saturday Night Live's" insinuating all-purpose emblem. Now having established himself as a big-screen character actor, with two summer features soon to be released, he's returning to series TV with a '50s Golden Age of Television concept: the live theatrical teleplay.
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August 2, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Jon Lovitz likes to do things his own way. Most aspiring comedians start off making the rounds of the stand-up circuit, then eventually work their way into films and TV. Instead the Tarzana native broke onto the scene as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" in 1985, then parlayed his fame into TV and film roles in "A League of Their Own," "The Wedding Singer," "The Critic" and "NewsRadio."
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September 23, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once upon a time there was a comedy theater populated with not-ready-for-big-time players. Some became Not Ready for Prime Time Players. Some became prime-time players. Twenty-five years later, the theater itself is a prime-time player. The Groundlings is a spawning ground for television and the movies, and it is that oddity in Los Angeles: a theater with longevity. The improvisational comedy troupe has defied the odds.
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April 3, 2009 | Alicia Lozano
Funnyman Jon Lovitz is adding one more credential to his comedy and acting resume: comedy club owner. His new venue, the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, is scheduled to open in late May at the former B.B. King's on Universal CityWalk. But Lovitz doesn't want his to be just one more club in Los Angeles; he wants to stand out. The solution? A Hawaiian theme. "I love Hawaii!" he said. "This will be completely different from any other club -- you will hear the ocean." And the twists don't end there.
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May 31, 2007
Make 'em laugh: Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, says he has signed comedian Jon Lovitz to a lifetime contract to perform Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
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July 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Jon Lovitz has decided to find out whether acting in movies is the ticket. Lovitz, known for his character the pathological liar who says "That's the ticket," said Thursday he's leaving the show. "I've done the show for five years. That's enough," he said. "I've had a great time on the show and it's time to move on. "I've got several offers to do movies and that's the direction I'm headed," he said. Lovitz, 32, has finished "Mr.
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April 2, 1992
From the day I first saw the Rodney King beating on TV, nothing has chilled my blood as much as some of the testimony by the defense witnesses. If those law enforcers can stand before the whole nation and proclaim that all the blows that King received were in accordance with the "book," then perhaps the law itself should be on trial. I would rather question the integrity of four police officers than doubt the legitimacy of a whole police force.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Jon Lovitz likes to do things his own way. Most aspiring comedians start off making the rounds of the stand-up circuit, then eventually work their way into films and TV. Instead the Tarzana native broke onto the scene as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" in 1985, then parlayed his fame into TV and film roles in "A League of Their Own," "The Wedding Singer," "The Critic" and "NewsRadio."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2009 | Alicia Lozano
Funnyman Jon Lovitz is adding one more credential to his comedy and acting resume: comedy club owner. His new venue, the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, is scheduled to open in late May at the former B.B. King's on Universal CityWalk. But Lovitz doesn't want his to be just one more club in Los Angeles; he wants to stand out. The solution? A Hawaiian theme. "I love Hawaii!" he said. "This will be completely different from any other club -- you will hear the ocean." And the twists don't end there.
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October 22, 2005 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Maybe they should call it, "Bucks for Yucks." Hollywood's Laugh Factory is auctioning off a 10-minute spot opening for comedian Jon Lovitz as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross' hurricane relief efforts. The auction, which closes at 9:45 a.m. today, includes airfare and a hotel room if the winning bidder is from out of town.
NEWS
May 31, 2007
Make 'em laugh: Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, says he has signed comedian Jon Lovitz to a lifetime contract to perform Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2005 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Maybe they should call it, "Bucks for Yucks." Hollywood's Laugh Factory is auctioning off a 10-minute spot opening for comedian Jon Lovitz as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross' hurricane relief efforts. The auction, which closes at 9:45 a.m. today, includes airfare and a hotel room if the winning bidder is from out of town.
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August 5, 2001 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
Jon Lovitz is spending the summer in New York appearing nightly onstage at the Music Box Theater in Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party," but his likeness meanwhile will soon be visible in multiplexes everywhere as one of six unwitting Las Vegas tourists-turned-ruthless contestants for big money in the new chase comedy "Rat Race."
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September 23, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once upon a time there was a comedy theater populated with not-ready-for-big-time players. Some became Not Ready for Prime Time Players. Some became prime-time players. Twenty-five years later, the theater itself is a prime-time player. The Groundlings is a spawning ground for television and the movies, and it is that oddity in Los Angeles: a theater with longevity. The improvisational comedy troupe has defied the odds.
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January 23, 1994 | DANIEL CERONE, Daniel Cerone is a Times staff writer. and
Behind a glass partition in a small, wood-paneled recording studio on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, Jon Lovitz reads and rereads some lines of dialogue into a big black microphone. Flanking him on the other side of the glass, giving him patient directions and guidance, are Al Jean and Mike Reiss, the two unassuming guys who wrote his lines. Jean and Reiss, self-described nerds in high school, rose from staff writers to executive producers of "The Simpsons," which they left after last season to create ABC's new series "The Critic."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1992 | LOUIS CHUNOVIC
America's best-known liar (professional politicos aside) is returning to live television, ready for prime time. In the '80s Jon Lovitz made " Yeaaah , that's the ticket" into "Saturday Night Live's" insinuating all-purpose emblem. Now having established himself as a big-screen character actor, with two summer features soon to be released, he's returning to series TV with a '50s Golden Age of Television concept: the live theatrical teleplay.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2001 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
Jon Lovitz is spending the summer in New York appearing nightly onstage at the Music Box Theater in Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party," but his likeness meanwhile will soon be visible in multiplexes everywhere as one of six unwitting Las Vegas tourists-turned-ruthless contestants for big money in the new chase comedy "Rat Race."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1994 | DANIEL CERONE, Daniel Cerone is a Times staff writer. and
Behind a glass partition in a small, wood-paneled recording studio on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, Jon Lovitz reads and rereads some lines of dialogue into a big black microphone. Flanking him on the other side of the glass, giving him patient directions and guidance, are Al Jean and Mike Reiss, the two unassuming guys who wrote his lines. Jean and Reiss, self-described nerds in high school, rose from staff writers to executive producers of "The Simpsons," which they left after last season to create ABC's new series "The Critic."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1992
From the day I first saw the Rodney King beating on TV, nothing has chilled my blood as much as some of the testimony by the defense witnesses. If those law enforcers can stand before the whole nation and proclaim that all the blows that King received were in accordance with the "book," then perhaps the law itself should be on trial. I would rather question the integrity of four police officers than doubt the legitimacy of a whole police force.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Jon Lovitz has decided to find out whether acting in movies is the ticket. Lovitz, known for his character the pathological liar who says "That's the ticket," said Thursday he's leaving the show. "I've done the show for five years. That's enough," he said. "I've had a great time on the show and it's time to move on. "I've got several offers to do movies and that's the direction I'm headed," he said. Lovitz, 32, has finished "Mr.
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