Jon Lovitz on Turning 60 — "I'm Just Hitting My Stride!"

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In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Saturday Night Live legend Jon Lovitz opens up about his upcoming 60th birthday and shares his favorite memories from his 20 years in the industry.

Jon tells Closer that he “can’t relate” to turning 60. “I feel wise, but I don’t feel any different than when I was 28, to be honest,” he admits. “I’m just hitting my stride in stand-up. I feel like I’m just getting started!”

Jon’s taken bigger leaps of faith, from movies to stand-up comedy to The New Celebrity Apprentice but he’s always guided by the same core philosophy: “If you have a goal don’t give up!”

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Jon (left) on SNL with co-star Dana Carvey. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

One leap of faith was when he decided to leave SNL in 1990. “I didn’t want to leave. In retrospect, it wasn’t the best decision, but who knows what would’ve happened if I’d stayed? Maybe I would’ve been hit by a bus,” he jokes to Closer.

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However, he still looks back on SNL with fond memories that he’ll never forget. “I’d be sitting with Billy Joel, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, who said one time, 'You guys want to go dance?' and we went to some club. It was just nuts!”

For the full interview with Jon, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!

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