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Jon Lovtiz to Headline Raue Center for the Arts

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Jon Lovitz for a night of comedy at 8 p.m. on April 8, 2017. Lovitz, who is best known for his Emmy-nominated run as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," has enjoyed a successful career in film, TV and stage for over 30 years.

An accomplished comedian, actor and singer, Lovitz began his career as a member of the iconic improv and sketch comedy group, The Groundlings. Lovitz found his big break in 1985, when he was invited to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live." He received two Emmy nominations for his work on "Saturday Night Live," which included memorable characters such as Hanukkah Harry, Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous, Master Thespian and The Devil.

Lovitz has found continued success creating memorable film and TV roles. He has appeared on popular shows including "The Simpsons," "New Girl," "Hawaii Five-O," "The Critic," "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "Two and a Half Men." Lovitz has also appeared in over 30 films, including "Big," "A League of Their Own," "City Slickers" and "The Wedding Singer."

Lovitz has also found success outside of acting, including his recent appearance as a contestant on the current season of NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice" with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lovitz is also in demand as a stand-up comedian, headlining popular Comedy Clubs and venues across the country. He is currently performing the 90-minute show "Reunited" with "SNL" alum Dana Carvey in Las Vegas at the Foundry.

Tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at or via the Box Office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.

About Raue Center For The Arts

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 15 years, they have provided quality programming - striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional Showcase Theatre named for its benefactor-Lucile Raue-Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit, and

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