Lovitz Hits The Beach

That’s the ticket: Comedian Jon Lovitz is opening a Hawaiian-themed comedy club in late May at the former B.B. Kings Blues Club on Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.

The three-story, 400-seat Jon Lovitz Comedy Club will feature three bars, pizza and desserts, according to the Los Angeles Times. Palm trees and blue drapes onstage will set the tropical theme, and the venue will also sport 10- by 10-foot video screens.

“The whole thing is to escape,” Lovitz told the paper. “You walk in here and it’s like another world. You feel good before the show even starts.”

In addition to insisting “you will hear the ocean” when entering the club, patrons will apparently be able to smell it, too – Lovitz says his waitresses will smell like cocoa butter.

Frank Kelly, who once managed the Improv in Irvine, Calif., will handle the business management of the club while Lovitz takes on the entertainment side, including booking his famous comedian friends from “Saturday Night Live” and elsewhere.

And, Lovitz told the Times, he intends to perform at his club at least once a month and may even continue to do gigs at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory, where he’s appeared regularly in recent years.

Lovitz will open the club as its opening week headliner, followed by Carlos Mencia. In addition to nationally touring comedians, Lovitz plans to fill out his club’s calendar with theme nights such as “old school night” with older comics, karaoke during the week and major headliners on weekends.

Opening night May 28 will be a fund-raiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The disease has claimed the likes of Gilda Radner and Madeline Kahn, both of whom were friends of Lovitz.