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Special to the Daily Jon Lovitz, whose rise in popularity happened on "Saturday Night Live" with such skits as Master Thespian and as the Devil, performs at the Vilar Center Oct. 5.
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BEAVER CREEK – As a late addition to the Vilar Center’s summer lineup, comedian Jon Lovitz of “Saturday Night Live” fame brings his stand-up show to the Beaver Creek venue on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and on sale now.

Lovitz has starred in countless films including “The Wedding Singer,” “Big,” “A League of Their Own” and this year’s hit, “The Benchwarmers.” Lovitz will appear in Mel Brook’s “The Producers: The Musical” and Richard Kelly’s “Southland Tales” later in 2006. Lovitz has also lent his voice to some of TV’s most popular and bizarre animated characters including Jay Sherman in “The Critic” and Marge Simpson’s boyfriend Artie Ziff in “The Simpsons.” He currently stars in the CBS sitcom, “Two and a Half Men” as Archie Baldwin, Charlie Sheen’s nemesis.Lovitz’s rise in popularity occurred in the mid-80s when he first appeared on “Saturday Night Live” where he was nominated for two Emmy Awards for his efforts. He became known for many characters, including Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous (“Yeah, that’s the ticket”), Master Thespian, Hanukah Harry and The Devil. Lovitz has worked with some of the best comedy directors in the business including Penny Marshall, Rob Reiner, Jerry Zucker and the man who first encouraged Lovitz to pursue comedy at the age of 13, Woody Allen.

Tickets to Jon Lovitz on Oct. 5 are available through the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS (8497) or on-line at http://www.vilarcenter.org. The entire Vilar Center season is currently on sale with special pricing being offered through July 14. Theatergoers may purchase tickets to four events in the summer season and receive a ticket to the fifth event free. (Some exclusions do apply.) The Vilar Center for the Arts is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.



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