Jon Lovitz joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in its 1985 season, generally considered the worst in the show’s long history. It’s a testament to his talents, then, that he managed to become a breakout star despite the series’ behind-the-scenes turmoil, with memorable recurring characters like Tommy Flanagan, a not-exactly-smooth pathological liar (“Yeah! That’s the ticket!”) and the overeager thespian (“Acting!”). Lovitz has also had supporting roles in such modern movie classics as Big, A League of Their Own and ¡Three Amigos!, and has worked extensively as a voiceover artist, most notably as persnickety movie reviewer Jay Sherman in the cult animated series The Critic. Stand-up was a late career development for Lovitz, but with his crack comic timing and sly, ain’t-I-a-stinker delivery, we’re pretty confident that he’ll have you in stitches.
Thu-Fri, Dec. 12-13 at 7:30 pm and Sat, Dec. 14 at 7:30 and 10 pm • $25-$35 • 21+ • Spokane Comedy Club • 315 W. Sprague Ave. • spokanecomedyclub.com • 318-9998
— Nathan Weinbender