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Comedian and actor John Lovitz was part of the Saturday Night Live cast for five years, during which time he created memorable characters like Hanukkah Harry.
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While at first he leaned on his old Saturday Night Live characters as a crutch, he soon realized that audiences really just wanted to see "Jon Lovitz being silly and funny. So that's what I do. I use my personality and make fun of myself and it really seems to work." In 2007, he founded the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles,
where he gives weekly standup performances. The venue has also hosted many other famous comedians from around the world.
After performing an impressive array of television, film and stage roles, Lovitz is now perfectly content to focus on his standup comedy routine—living out his childhood fantasy of making a living by telling jokes. Once an aspiring comedian memorizing Woody Allen tapes and poring over Neil Simon plays, Lovitz has now accomplished everything he set out to do, including working with both of those childhood idols. He says, "I can't think of any boyhood dreams left to fulfill."
Lovitz is fairly private about his personal life, but has been romantically linked with model Janice Dickinson.
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