Andy Dick got his ass pummeled by fellow comedian Jon Lovitz at LA’s Laugh Factory over the 1998 death of Phil Hartman.
Lovitz told Page Six,
“All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a [bleep]hole.”
Andy reportedly gave Phil’s wife, Brynn, a former cocaine addict who had been sober for 10 years, some lines during a Christmas party in 1997. Five months later Brynn went on a murderous rampage, murdering her husband Phil and then herself.
The night of the murder Brynn was doing loads of coke with a girlfriend. She knew Phil was ready to leave her. At some point that night she lost it. She shot him in the head and neck several times as he slept.
When police arrived they found their children unharmed, but as they knocked on the door of the room that Brynn had barricaded herself in they heard a single shot.
So you can certainly see how Andy Dick may have affected the outcome of Phil Hartman’s life…and why Hartman’s friend’s would have a grudge against the cokehead prick.
“Andy was doing cocaine, and he gave Brynn some after she had been sober for 10 years. Phil was furious about it – and then five months later he’s dead.”
Lovitz added that when he filled in on Hartman’s “Newsradio” sitcom,
“I told Andy, ‘I wouldn’t be here now if you hadn’t given Brynn that cocaine.’ “
Last year Andy really pissed Jon off when he came up to his table as he was dining and chugged Jon’s friends drinks. Then Andy glared at him and said that he had “put the “Phil Hartman hex” on Jon, adding he was ‘the next’ to die. Lovitz went through the roof obviously and wanted to kick the shit out of Dick after that completely infuriating remark.
“‘What did you say?’ and he repeated it. I wanted to punch his face in, but I don’t hit women.”
So when the two ran into each other at the Laugh Factory Lovitz hoped that DIck would apologize or have some kind of remorse for his actions in the past.
“I wanted him to say he was sorry for the ‘Phil Hartman hex.’ First he says, ‘I don’t remember saying that.’ Then he leans in and says, ‘You know why I said it? Because you said I killed Phil Hartman.’ Which I never said. Then he asked me to be in his new movie.
“I grabbed him by the shirt and leaned him over and said, ‘I don’t want to be in your movie! I don’t want to be in your life!’ I pushed him against the rail. Then I pushed him again really hard. A security guard broke it up. I’m not proud of it . . . but he’s a disgusting human being.”
Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada said,
“Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose.”
Remember yesterday how I said that I hated to see anyone get their ass kicked unless they really deserved it? Well, in this case it was more than deserved. Nice job, Jon.