Jon Lovitz: Psoriasis Advocate

Celebrity Q&A
on April 14, 2011

What is going on in the career of former Saturday Night Live comedian Jon Lovitz?
—Jimmy Carney, Omaha, Neb.

Late last year, Lovitz, 53, co-starred with Kevin Spacey in the movie Casino Jack. Also last year, he revealed that for the last 10 years he has battled psoriasis, a chronic, autoimmune disease of the skin. Recently he made TV and radio public service announcements as part of the National Psoriasis Foundation's "Are You Serious" campaign, which includes a song parody Lovitz performs to the Maroon 5 hit “This Love.” Says Lovitz: “I decided to use my comedy to raise awareness about psoriasis without making fun of having the disease. I hope that through hearing my story, people with psoriasis will feel inspired to talk with a dermatologist and get their symptoms under control.”

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