is best known as a comic actor and voice-over artist, but his original dream was to be a standup comic. Some bad career advice led him astray, and his big break on Saturday Night Live
set him on a different path for a few decades, but Lovitz eventually got up on stage and told jokes in 2013. Now a seasoned comic, he brings his act to the Helium Comedy Club (1151 St. Louis Galleria; www.st-louis.heliumcomedy.com
) for a short run. Jon Lovitz performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday (August 23 to 25). Tickets are $25 to $36.