Jon Lovitz is not dead.
Never mind that the comic actor was named by Steve Martin as one of several deceased “Saturday Night Live” alums in the show’s recent 40th anniversary special.
It was all a gag.
Lovitz will be at the Tacoma Comedy Club this weekend for four shows of stand-up and a little piano playing.
Lovitz was a fixture on “SNL” in the mid to late 1980s where he created some of its most memorable characters, including Master Thespian and compulsive liar Tommy Flanagan.
He left to pursue an acting career which, while not as high profile as other “SNL” luminaries, has kept him busy for the past couple of decades.
We caught up with Lovitz via phone from Los Angeles.