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Jon Lovitz    

Comedic Actor, Former SNL Cast Member

Jon Lovitz is one of the few performers who started out as an actor and, for the last twenty years, has had a successful career as a stand-up comedian, where he continues to perform shows at Las Vegas casinos, theatres, and all the top comedy clubs in the United States.

Nominated for an Emmy his first two years on “Saturday Night Live,” Lovitz became known for a wide variety of characters, including; “Master Thespian,” “Hanukkah Harry,” “the Devil,” and the “Lier.” He has appeared in numerous films, including A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer, Rat Race, The Producers and Grown Ups 2 to name a few.

Along with his comedy, Lovitz’s distinctive voice can be heard as the lead character Jay Sherman in the acclaimed cult cartoon series, “The Critic.” He appeared in “The Simpsons,” creating the character of Marge Simpson’s boyfriend, Artie Ziff. His illustrious television career includes being the first guest star on the hit show “Friends” while in the same week, he appeared on an episode of "Seinfeld." Recurring roles include “Las Vegas,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “New Girl."

Lovitz recently premiered his new music show, "From the Shower to the Stage," where he sings and does comedy at Herb Alpert's jazz club, Vibrato, in Los Angeles. As a singer, Lovitz has sung at Carnegie Hall three times and at the Royal Albert Hall in London with rock star Robbie Williams. Lovitz currently appears as one of the main stars of the comedy game show, "Funny You Should Ask."

Speech Topics

The Mentality of Success

Jon Lovitz has been a successful actor, and comedian, ever since he was hired for "Saturday Night Live," in 1985. But, what about the 7 years before that? How did he persevere, with only one job in acting, for two weeks, in seven years? And this was after starting doing plays at 15 years old and four years of college, as a drama major? How did he break through, in what is arguably, one of the toughest  professions, to succeed? From a nobody to a legendary, comedy icon for four decades?

Lovitz believes the point of life is to learn everything you can and teach others what you’ve learned. And in his very inspirational talk, he will share with you The Mentality of Success. In his talk, which will be very informative (and funny), Lovitz will teach what he has learned over the years, some things he discovered on his own, and share many anecdotes from extremely successful people he had the pleasure of working with and knowing.

A few of the topics include:

  • The real definition of your IQ: (It doesn’t measure your intelligence! It measures something else!!! Opening up the possibilities of your choice of a career!)
  • Be the best you can be, not as good as someone else! (You might be holding yourself back!
  • Lessons I learned from "Saturday Night Live."
  • Discovering your genius  (Everyone is great at something.)
  • No one can stop you from becoming great: (Why living in the United States is the greatest opportunity and how  to take advantage of it.)
  • Why you?  (Why not you? Don’t listen to others.)

And legendary advice he received from giants in the industry, such as Lorne Michaels from "SNL," Mo Ostin, the President of Warner Brothers Music, Bernie Brillstein and Brad Gray, two of the successful managers in show business ever, Jerry Bruckheimer, the most successful producer of television and movies in the history of Hollywood, and others. He will also do a Q and A, to help people even more specifically. 

This is the advice you need to hear. Everyone who has followed it, succeeds. If this is your goal, this talk is a MUST in your life. It will save you years of time on your path to a fulfilling career. Remember: it’s one thing to want to succeed… it’s another thing to know how.


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