Comedian Jon Lovitz Launches The Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network with “Lovitz or Leavitz” Weekly Vodcast Live at Universal Studios Citywalk on June 29

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First Show To Feature SNL Alumnus Dana Carvey

Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey

And because we don’t answer to network executives or censors, audiences can look forward to some pretty lively shows.

Emmy Award winning actor/comedian Dana Carvey reunites with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Jon Lovitz for the World Premiere of the new “Lovitz or Leavitz” Vodcast series in front of a live audience on Saturday, June 29 at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club & Podcast Theatre, located in the Universal City Walk entertainment complex at Universal City, California. The “Loveitz or Leavitz” show tapes on Saturday nights in their brand new state of the art studio at the comedian’s popular comedy club and airs as a Vodcast the following day on the newly launched Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network. Currently in negotiations to go live streaming.

In addition to the “Lovitz or Leavitz” series, the Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network will feature sports, politics and of course plenty of comedy talk. Some of the shows planned for the online network include “FYI Sports Talk” with famed baseball players Robert Fick and Dmitri Young, American radio personality and comedian Frazer Smith , “Talking Marijuana Show”, “Crabmans Rock ‘n Roll Revival” and “Controlled Kaos” with Gary Garver (formerly with Howard Stern).

The Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network officially launches on June 30th with the “Lovitz or Leavitz” series, which tapes on the 29th. Tickets to see “Lovitz or Leavitz” live and in person may be purchased at the box office and at http://thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com/. The show takes the form of a classic talk show and will feature a mix of humorous and lively discussions on a variety of topics with celebrities or experts in their fields, along with sketches skewed through the unique sense of humor of actor/comedian Jon Lovitz. “Make no mistake about it. This is an actual talk show,” says Lovitz. “And because we don’t answer to network executives or censors, audiences can look forward to some pretty lively shows.”

"We're very excited about the launch of ‘Lovitz or Leavitz’ and our new state of the art facility, adds Marc Short, COO of the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre. “We’re bringing comedy to the masses, just like it should be. Thanks to the great relationships we enjoy with so many of America’s top comedians, combined with our state of the art Vodcast studio with fully functional editing bay and custom green screen, we’re able to offer the pubic some of the best comedy online.

“Lovitz or Leavitz” will air on Sundays at 7:00 PM EDT on http://thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com/, as well as its own YouTube channel beginning June 30 and may be downloaded as a podcast on Stitcher.com, Ustream.com and iTunes as well. The first show features Jon Lovitz reuniting with special guest, Dana Carvey, who co-starred with Lovitz on “NBC’s Saturday Night” during the 1990s. Carvey is an Emmy winning comedian and actor, having created such iconic characters as “The Church Lady,” Garth Algar from the “Wayne’s World” sketches and movies, and his memorable impersonations of celebrities like President George H. W. Bush, Ross Perot, George Burns, Regis Philbin and Frank Zappa.

The “Lovitz or Leavitz” Vodcast and the Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network is part of a major upgrade to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre. “In the past two months, we’ve completely upgraded and redecorated the club, including an amazing new stage with state of the art equipment, an upgraded kitchen and bar enabling us to function as a full-fledged restaurant and multi-use venue,” says Short.

“To help everyone unwind after a long day at work, we’ve signed on to become a sponsor of KLOS radio’s long running ‘Five O’clock Funnies’ series, which airs on FM 95.5 and streams on the KLOS website. On the operations side, we’ve brought in some of the best pros in the business to help us give both our guests and our performers a world class experience. For example, Dee Burdett and Emily LaFord joined us from the Improv. We are especially excited about our new Executive Chef, James Legge’, who is working with us on our new menu. James comes to us from the world renowned Oliver Café and Lounge in Beverly Hills. This enables us to offer our guests an outstanding dining experience to complement the amazing entertainment we present every week.”

The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre is located in the heart of the Universal CityWalk complex at Universal City, California. In addition to the weekly “Lovitz or Leavitz” Vodcasts and “Refried Friday” shows, upcoming performances include the “Rob Paulson Talking Toons Podcast,” and comedians Thai Rivera (Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”), Gene Pompa (“Pompalicious” on Comedy Central) and the “Joe Moses Showses,” a comedic tour-de-force that has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, CNN.com, and Fox News. “We recently signed a three year contract to bring ‘Refried Friday’ and their unique brand of entertainment to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre after their 18 year run at the Improv,” said Lovitz.

Celebrity guests for upcoming Vodcast shows will be announced shortly. Tickets for the live tapings of the “Lovitz or Leavitz” Vodcasts, and other events at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre, including the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club First Annual Comedy Competition, the Lovitz Lounge, and the acclaimed “Refried Friday” show may be purchased at the box office and online at http://thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com.

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