UC Irvine alum Jon Lovitz returns home

UC Irvine alum Jon Lovitz returns home

Actor, comedian and UC Irvine alumnus Jon Lovitz returns to the campus when he performs at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Jon Lovitz)

Jon Lovitz goes back to his roots Saturday, Sept. 29, by bringing his stand-up routine to his alma mater, UC Irvine, where the Irvine Barclay Theatre is located.

Although this will be his Irvine Barclay debut, the comedian/actor/stand-up comic will recognize the surrounding campus.  Or not.

“Boy, the campus sure changed,” said an amazed Lovitz, 61, a UCI alumnus (drama major) who attended 1975-1979.  “I don’t really recognize it.  The Irvine Barclay wasn’t here when I was here.  A lot of it wasn’t here.  The campus has grown so much.  The buildings seem to swallow up the campus I remember.”