Jon Lovitz signs deal with the Laugh Factory
Jon Lovitz recently signed a rather Faustian contract with Jamie Masada, the owner of the Laugh Factory comedy club that will require Lovitz to appear on stage at the Los Angeles club every Wednesday for the rest of his life. In addition, Lovitz will write a blog for the Laugh Factory in which he'll offer advice to young comedians.
Really? The rest of his life? That seems so depressing. Will he be bound by his contract to simply sit on the stage in a wheelchair for a twenty-minute set that consists of nothing more than drooling and an occasional story about wars he never actually fought in?
While Lovitz isn't seen much on TV anymore since his Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio days, I'd still like to see him come back to the small screen, perhaps even in dramatic roles. Lovitz actual trained as a dramatic actor originally, and if you ever get a chance to see Todd Solondz's film Happiness, Lovitz is both funny and heart-breaking as a rejected boyfriend in the opening scene.
Also, if Lovitz is reading this: try to avoid any racial slurs in your act. Apparently that doesn't go over too well.