So many Saturday Night Live stars (Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd) hail from Canada that you might assume Dana Carvey does as well. However, he was born in Missoula, Montana, which, while desolate enough to be part of the Canadian prairie, is still in the United States. Now he's coming to a theater near you, and the tickets will be flying out the door.
Carvey spent seven years on the Saturday Night Live team, and he left the show in 1992. His memorable SNL characters include the 'Grumpy Old Man' on Weekend Update, 'Hans' of Hans and Franz, and the 'Church Lady.' However, the SNL vehicle that led to a successful movie gig was Carvey's role as Garth in the 'Wayne's World' sketches and in the film of the same name.
A superb comedic impersonator, Dana Carvey's impressions include figures as disparate as the first President Bush and Bob Dole, and he does both Johnny Carson and Casey Kasem. An Emmy-winning comic (1993), Carvey has been nominated for Emmys six times.
Carvey has shown his broad acting range on the big screen as well, with roles in such varied films as 'This Is Spinal Tap' and 'The Road to Wellville.' But 'Wayne's World' and its sequel will perhaps always be his biggest films. Given his critical recognition and his talents in so many areas, his fans will be flocking to his shows, so you need to get your Dana Carvey tickets now.
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