Thursday, May 31, 2007

Jon Lovitz, Laugh Factory make lifelong deal


Thu May 31, 2:26 AM ET

Jon Lovitz has made a lifelong commitment — to the Laugh Factory.

The comic announced Wednesday that he has signed a contract to appear at the Sunset Strip club every Wednesday night for the rest of his life.

"Or, if he's in New York to do a movie or something, he can appear at the Laugh Factory there. But he's committed to every Wednesday night," club owner Jamie Masada said.

Lovitz said he's expecting a long run.

"Who knows? I could become the Don Ho of Los Angeles," he said. "God knows I've got enough Hawaiian shirts."

As part of the deal, the 49-year-old "Saturday Night Live" alum will also write a Laugh Factory blog giving advice to up-and-coming comedians.

"His contract is very lucrative," Masada quipped. "If he lives to be 100 years old, I'll owe him part of the club."