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Jon Lovitz will be presented with a LOFTY Lifetime Achievement Award at a party at the home of Loft Cinema board member Paul Lindsey and his wife Kathy Alexander. The party will include clips from Jon’s career and a discussion with Arizona Daily Star editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons. The party will be catered by Heist Pizza Parlour.
Jon Lovitz’s career as comedian and actor got started on Saturday Night Live with his oddball characters like Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar, Annoying Man, Master Thespian, Hannukuh Harry and Mephistopheles. Since then he has been seen on every possible format including film, TV, Broadway, comedy clubs, and new media (podcasts, anyone?)
His film career includes roles in some of the most popular and funniest films ever made, including Big with Tom Hanks, The Three Amigos (shot in Tucson) with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short, A League of Their Own, High School High, Todd Solondz’s Happiness, The Producers and Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales. He has worked with some of today’s most successful directors including Woody Allen, Penny Marshall, and Rob Reiner.
His television career includes one of the Loft staff’s favorite animated series, The Critic and NewsRadio, is the voice of Artie Ziff on The Simpsons and was Archie Baldwin on Two and a Half Men. He has guest starred on some of the most popular sitcoms ever, including Seinfeld and Friends.
His stage career includes the lead in Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party (taking over from Henry Winkler), he has sung at Carnegie Hall, at Royal Albert Hall with English Rock Star Robbie Williams.
One of the few comedians to start as an actor and then do stand-up, thanking Dana Carvey for helping him take the leap.