Saturday Night Live Bracket Game: Carvey Vs. Lovitz
This weekend, Daffy and I are getting ready to record the next episode of our podcast. We have been working on some ways to improve the show from content to sound quality. The next episode has a Saturday Night Live-inspired theme. So as we build up to the next episode, we are going to run an SNL bracket game to pick your favorite former SNL cast-member.
In the previous round, Phil Hartman advanced over Chris Farley with more tan 76% of the vote.
The fourth showdown features two SNL stars who helped define one of the show’s most enduring eras. Jon Lovitz joined the cast during the ill-fated 1985 season. He became the season’s unlikely star with his Liar character. Most of the cast from that season was let go the following season, but Lovitz remained on the show until 1990. Since then, he has been a reliable supporting player in movies and TV.
Dana Carvey joined the show in 1986. His roster of popular characters like the Church Lady and Garth made him the new star of the show. Carvey reigned on SNL for seven seasons before leaving to pursue a movie career. His movie career never really took off. Neither did attempts at a prime time comedy sketch show. Eventually, Carvey’s career was side-lined by life threatening health problems.
Carvey and Lovitz appeared together with Nicolas Cage in the dreadful comedy, Trapped in Paradise.