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Fri., Aug. 23, 2013, 2:43 p.m.

Carvey stands tall

In his seven years on “Saturday Night Live,” Dana Carvey created one of the most memorable characters in the show’s history.

Yes, Church Lady, we’re talking about you. Isn’t that special?

Then there was Garth Algar, who went on to big-screen fame in “Wayne’s World,” and Hans, one half of Hans and Franz, the thick-headed, thick-accented duo of Arnold Schwarzenegger wannabes who wanted to “pump you up.”

Even though it’s been 20 years since Carvey left “SNL,” some of the impressions he performed there have become legendary, especially those of President George H.W. Bush, onetime presidential hopeful Ross Perot and former TV pundit John McLaughlin.

These days, Carvey is primarily a standup comic. It’s what he’ll be doing in Spokane on Saturday night when he performs as part of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer benefit sponsored by Gonzaga University basketball coach Mark Few and his wife, Marcy. Read more. Carolyn Lamberson, SR

Favorite Dana Carvey character?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.