Win Tickets ($60): Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club | Saturday Night Live, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Jon Lovitz at Helium Comedy Club on Friday, April 12 or Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10 p.m. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 12.

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From our sponsors at Helium:
Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club PortlandJon Lovitz
April 12 @ 7:30 & 10 p.m.
April 13 @ 7:30 & 10 p.m.
Tickets are $30-$35 | 21+
For tickets and more information, please visit www.heliumcomedy.com/portland or call 888-64-FUNNY.

Helium Comedy Club
1510 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR 97214
(888) 643-8669 | More Info: www.heliumcomedy.com/portland

Lovtiz got his big break when he was invited to join the cast of Saturday Night Live. Immediately after learning that he’d been cast, Lovitz drove straight to Randy Bennett’s class and shouted, “I got it!” Upon hearing the news, Bennett burst out in tears. Lovitz remained part of the SNL cast for five years, from 1985-1990, and during that time he created some of the most memorable and inventive characters in the show’s history: Tommy Flanagan the Pathological Liar, Shakespeare ham Master Thespian, Hanukkah Harry, and impersonations of Michael Dukakis and Harvey Fierstein. After leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1990, Lovitz enjoyed continued success as an actor on film, stage and television. He turned in a memorable performance as a baseball scout in the 1992 film A League of Their Own, then went on to feature in such acclaimed comedies as The Wedding Singer (1998), Small Time Crooks (2000), Little Nicky (2000), Rat Race (2001), and The Producers (2001).

With his performance in Small Time Crooks, Lovitz fulfilled a childhood dream of working with his idol Woody Allen. A year later, he fulfilled another childhood dream when Neil Simon invited him to join the Broadway cast of his play The Dinner Party. Lovitz says, “Woody cast me in Small Time Crooks and actually told me to add what I wanted in my dialogue. Woody Allen was letting me improvise! And Neil Simon personally asked me to do The Dinner Party. I’m not kidding—it doesn’t get better than this.” In addition to film and stage acting, Lovitz has enjoyed a long and successful television career. His most prominent television credits include Newsradio, The Critic, Friends, Just Shoot Me, and The Simpsons.

Despite his remarkable success as a television, film and stage actor, Lovtiz was unable to work up the nerve to perform standup comedy until quite recently. “I was always going to do standup,” he says, “the same way that some guys say they were always going to climb Mt. Everest.” Finally, in the early 2000s, Lovitz took his chance by performing brief, five-minute sets at the Laugh Factory, the famous Hollywood comedy club. 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.”

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96 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club | Saturday Night Live, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky

  1. Danny Hearing April 9, 2013 at 15:32 #

    I would certainly relish the opportunity to watch the Master Thespian at work.

    • Lynn April 11, 2013 at 17:56 #

      my husband and I need a good laugh after a stressful week!

  2. Jon April 9, 2013 at 15:32 #

    I would love to attend because HE IS MASTER THESPIAN and that skit was fantastic. And also for his contributions to City Slickers.

    • Jessica April 11, 2013 at 19:37 #

      My Hubs and I would greatly appreciate a good laugh after the week that we had… I walked into a tri-met pole going 4 MPH that resulted in everyone on the street LAUGHING AT ME, a concussion and the possibility of being the next YouTube sensation because of the cell phone video that was taken of the awesome event that will become the funniest story ever to some people including my clients who saw the entire incident from their car. After my hospital visit I grabbed a bite to eat…and I lost a filling which resulted in excruciating pain all night because the nerve was exposed. My poor husband must have thought I was completely falling apart there for a while. I love Jon Lovitz, he is one of my idols…vintage SNL is one of my favorite ways to pass time if I have free time and want a good laugh. PLEASE choose us! :)

  3. AnneMarie Chiappetta April 9, 2013 at 15:34 #

    I have been a rough month and could use a lil bit of laughter to lighten me up!!

  4. Wendy April 9, 2013 at 15:34 #

    I’ve wanted to see him ever since he stole my heart in “The Brave Little Toaster”!

  5. Ron April 9, 2013 at 15:36 #

    Ok everybody, if you haven’t seen this guy it’s a must..I have never either except on TV and he’s a awesome funny person.. You cannot afford to miss him if you love good comedy lol…
    Lets get everybody to go if you can and give him a great big Poetland welcome..
    We need these tickets please please

  6. Jen April 9, 2013 at 15:38 #

    Seriously, Jon Lovitz? Awesome!

  7. lynnette flaten April 9, 2013 at 15:50 #

    I have psoriasis and so does Jon and he is public with our disease. He is my hero and i would love to see him and possibly meet him ! I think people who have psorisis have a kinship and he makes a funny world out of this not so funny life time illness.

  8. Mike Snyder April 9, 2013 at 15:58 #

    I would love to win, thank you for the offer! I love Jon’s comedy, I’ve been a fan for years, from SNL to Simpsons, and I love all his guest movie appearances.

  9. Megan April 9, 2013 at 16:04 #

    You know what would NOT stink? Me winning these tickets.

  10. Jessica April 9, 2013 at 16:09 #

    i would love to see Jon Lovitz! I think I am one of the few people in this town old enough to know who the hell he is.

  11. Lynn April 9, 2013 at 16:15 #

    I already won this. Yeah! That’s the ticket!

  12. Keno Leighty April 9, 2013 at 16:28 #

    Its my fiances Birthday on Sunday and we’re getting married on Tuesday (true story I’ll post the pics) and this would be awesome since she loves Jon’s comedy. Plus I’ll social media the crap out of the comedy club!!

  13. Donna April 9, 2013 at 16:31 #

    This would be great, I need some levity – job hunting
    is depressing me!!!

  14. Hilary Andriesian April 9, 2013 at 17:19 #

    I don’t hate when that Jon Lovitz happens. I’m always ready to laugh my something off.

  15. Nathan April 9, 2013 at 17:30 #

    I grew up watching Jon what better than watching him finally live!

  16. Amy April 9, 2013 at 20:05 #

    Jon Lovitz would be awesome to see live. Pick me!

  17. Toby April 9, 2013 at 20:22 #

    WHAT?!! no way, this would be so awesome! Pick me…please!?

  18. Toby April 9, 2013 at 20:22 #

    Ohh Friday night would be best…

  19. moira April 9, 2013 at 20:27 #

    Would love to see him. Liked in all of his movie. Seeing him do stand up would be great!

  20. Kevin April 9, 2013 at 21:38 #

    If I could see this legend of the Golden age of SNL… Well, I would be entertained for sure!

  21. Jennifer April 10, 2013 at 08:41 #

    Because we’re living in a material world.. and I’m a material girl

  22. Mollie April 10, 2013 at 10:24 #

    Already have the rare sitter for Saturday night, just need tickets for Jon Lovitz. Mama needs an affordable night out! Don’t make me beg!!!

  23. Richard April 10, 2013 at 10:59 #

    Caues it would be way more fun than a turn…..IN THE DRYER! Yeah! That’s the ticket.

  24. Kevin April 10, 2013 at 11:39 #

    Huge SNL and lovit fan. Some of my favorite years with him on it! Would love to go!

  25. Grafton April 10, 2013 at 12:41 #

    Jon is so funny! I’d love to see him live!

  26. Katherine April 10, 2013 at 12:55 #

    I’d love to see Jon Lovitz as he’s hilarious in SNL and I loved the wedding singer. My favorite way to lose calories is by laughing and I bet I’ll be able to lose quite a bit at his show!

  27. Curtis Jewell April 10, 2013 at 13:20 #

    I LOVE LAUGHING!

  28. Thomas April 10, 2013 at 20:43 #

    This sounds like a laff

  29. Lindsey Saunders April 10, 2013 at 21:33 #

    I’d like to go and take my fiancee on a hot date!

  30. Aaron Levinson April 11, 2013 at 00:14 #

    My favorite role of his is in Rat Race…his character is so perfect.

  31. ryan April 11, 2013 at 10:01 #

    i wanna win because seeing janeane garofalo and jon lovitz in one weekend would be amazing.

  32. audrey April 11, 2013 at 10:05 #

    would love to go

  33. grizwald April 11, 2013 at 12:04 #

    he’s losing his mind……and I’m reaping all the benefits!

  34. Lauren Crum April 11, 2013 at 12:12 #

    I have been dying to hit up the Helium Club, but I’ve been waiting for a comedian I would really like to see. Jon Levitz is hilarious! Plus I’m sick of hearing all my boyfriend’s lame jokes….I need some real laughs!!

  35. Micaela April 11, 2013 at 12:20 #

    I would love to take my friend to cheer her up cuz she’s been down in the dumps lately! Plus Jon Lovitz is hilarious!!! :)

  36. Cory April 11, 2013 at 14:40 #

    Loved him ever Since SNL! One of my faves!!!!

  37. Carrie April 11, 2013 at 14:53 #

    Pick me! I recently discovered the Helium Club and would love a chance to see Jon!!

  38. Janine Letlow April 11, 2013 at 15:02 #

    It stinks!

  39. Nathan April 11, 2013 at 15:04 #

    he is funny

  40. Bob April 11, 2013 at 15:05 #

    Because we Lov-s itz!! And three + 1 = 4!

  41. Elizabeth Hatch April 11, 2013 at 15:09 #

    Would love to see him, I’m smiling just thinking about what a great evening it would be.:)

  42. Cathy April 11, 2013 at 15:09 #

    I would love to see Jon Lovitz!! He is hilarious!

  43. Joe April 11, 2013 at 15:13 #

    I think he may be my father…

  44. Nathan April 11, 2013 at 15:18 #

    “A lot of night games.”

  45. Mike Ransier April 11, 2013 at 15:20 #

    Love me some Jon Lovitz! Just listened to him on the BFT, should be a great time!

  46. Tara April 11, 2013 at 15:24 #

    I would LOVE the opportunity to see Mr. Lovitz in person!! I have yet to have the chance to see a show at Helium…so glad they are bringing so many fabulous albeit eccentric comedians to an equally eccentric Portland!

  47. Alex April 11, 2013 at 15:27 #

    because it would be lovely

  48. Matthew April 11, 2013 at 15:38 #

    It stinks! (if I don’t win)

  49. Sarah April 11, 2013 at 15:38 #

    Ive heard smiling makes your butt tingle, and I could definitely use a tingle these days.

  50. Brittany P April 11, 2013 at 15:53 #

    I’ve loved John Lovitz since I saw him in Rat Race!!! I would love to see him do his standup routine.

  51. Devinnie C April 11, 2013 at 15:55 #

    I want to go

  52. Stanley April 11, 2013 at 16:03 #

    Good luck finding a potential ticket winner who can move, and shake, like THIS !!!

    *moves and shakes accordingly*

  53. michelle April 11, 2013 at 16:12 #

    Oh My! Yes, please! =)

  54. Ricky Quiroz April 11, 2013 at 16:15 #

    I would love to see this city slicker. Grant me the opportunity to laugh my ass off this weekend.

  55. Ed foss April 11, 2013 at 16:47 #

    The man is the most awkwardness inducing genius ever! I must see it in action! Though at a distance please. I am in as much admiration as terror at the thought of him in person…!

  56. Stuart Kemp April 11, 2013 at 17:14 #

    John Lovitz equals great comedy!

  57. Stuart Kemp April 11, 2013 at 17:14 #

    A night with John Lovitz??? I love it!

  58. John April 11, 2013 at 17:25 #

    They already have a winner and it’s me, yeah yeah, that’s the ticket. (Tommy Flanagan the Pathological Liar).

    No really please make me the weiner!!!!

  59. Heather April 11, 2013 at 17:30 #

    I wanna wanna go…

  60. James April 11, 2013 at 17:41 #

    Yeah, Yeah, that’s right my name is Jon Lovitz.

  61. Tammy April 11, 2013 at 17:52 #

    I’d love to see Jon in person! Please pick me!

  62. Holly April 11, 2013 at 18:04 #

    Would love to go! I’ve never been to a comedy show before, and he’d be great to see!

  63. Scott April 11, 2013 at 18:21 #

    Cool! I met him in person once. I sure hope i get to see him again.

  64. danny April 11, 2013 at 18:54 #

    Because I want to experience the emotional abuse he will reign down on us for laughing at his jokes!

  65. Jay fay April 11, 2013 at 19:47 #

    Funny. That’s so funny. Omg like roflmao. Lshisuag.

  66. Marissa Burch April 11, 2013 at 19:56 #

    I would love to see him live! I love him in The Wedding Singer”

  67. Michelle Paul April 11, 2013 at 20:26 #

    My husband and I LOVE Jon Lovitz and we are in desperate need of a date night!

  68. Kimberly April 11, 2013 at 20:28 #

    My best friend just flew in from North Dakota and has NEVER experienced a comedy club..would love to take her!

  69. Janet Schulze :D April 11, 2013 at 20:28 #

    I’m the queen of England…ya that’s the ticket…speaking of the ticket…GIVE ‘EM TO ME!! PLEEEEEEEASE!!

  70. liza russ April 11, 2013 at 20:43 #

    I would love to attend b/c he is AWESOME!

  71. Joshua Glassman April 11, 2013 at 21:17 #

    I want comedy!

  72. Anya April 11, 2013 at 21:47 #

    I LOVE Jon Lovitz, he is the funniest! I hope we win!

  73. lizzzzzzz April 11, 2013 at 21:50 #

    nostalgia

  74. Chris Norton April 11, 2013 at 22:50 #

    If you can’t make fun of yourself, then who can you make fun of? The audience apparently, and Lovitz does it well, so I’d love to see him live.

  75. Chelsea April 11, 2013 at 23:04 #

    Because I can do math and Jon Lovitz a king of comedy!! :)

  76. Dana Wales April 11, 2013 at 23:53 #

    Hannakkuh Harry wow to see an awesome and amazing talent with the other half would be great!

  77. Destry Brown April 11, 2013 at 23:55 #

    As wonderful as his SNL work I loved him on NewsRadio as Max Louis. Would love to enjoy him live!

  78. Aaron Johnson April 12, 2013 at 03:35 #

    It’s my 7th year anniversary with the love of my life today and I would love to take her to see Jon Lovitz! She adores Mr. Lovitz and snorts all crazy when he’s on tv. It’s been a rocky 7 years and this would be the perfect event to help solidify our relationship. Thank you for your consideration…

  79. Paula April 12, 2013 at 04:45 #

    I think this show will be awesome!

  80. Kimberley April 12, 2013 at 05:55 #

    Acting! Would love to take my sweetie for a break from the unemployment blues!

    Many thanks! :)

  81. Brian Murphy April 12, 2013 at 07:25 #

    Is it too late? I wanna see Jon Lovitz… is that so wrong! Seriously, my dad and I have been big fans for years. Would be great to be able to surprise him with tickets!

  82. Stephanie April 12, 2013 at 07:36 #

    Let’s begin with the ATM eating my debit card this morning.
    And let’s end with The Critic, please.

  83. Tristina April 12, 2013 at 08:54 #

    I want to marry him. Okay, maybe not marry him. I just want to awkwardly blow air kisses to him. It’s almost the same thing.

  84. Diana Griffith April 12, 2013 at 09:08 #

    Oh Jon! How I would love to be the brunt of your insult comedy stylings. Let me have it, you hunk o’ burning love!

  85. Jim Barnett April 12, 2013 at 09:10 #

    Jon Lovitz cracks me up!

  86. Jeni Miller April 12, 2013 at 09:32 #

    I’m watching Jon on AMNW right now & would love to see him LIVE.What a funny Guy, and I’m REALLY in need of some laughter in my life right now. Love ya Jon!

  87. Nastassja April 12, 2013 at 10:10 #

    Would love to take my love and be given some of that sweet natural high of comedy

  88. Brittany April 12, 2013 at 11:13 #

    I would love to see Jon! I think my favorite performance of his was in A League of their Own.

  89. Keely April 12, 2013 at 11:24 #

    I have always loved John Lovitz! He is an awesome actor and superb comedian! I’ve been pretty broke the last 3 months and haven’t been able to do much of anything. The Helium Club is such a great SPOT, I would Liverpool go!

  90. Bret April 12, 2013 at 13:05 #

    I’d love to see the Critic in person. :)

  91. Linda April 12, 2013 at 14:24 #

    The TAX MAN was oh so cruel…need to see if we can still LAUGH!!!
    Thanks :)

  92. Angie April 12, 2013 at 18:59 #

    Love to go!

  93. Derek Windsor April 13, 2013 at 12:06 #

    I would love to go for my 30th birthday, my plans fell through so I have to find something else to do tonight.

  94. Diana Griffith April 23, 2013 at 09:37 #

    He is my secret crush.

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