Thursday, August 07, 2014
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER -- While a student at San Francisco State University, Carvey won the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition. After his graduation with a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, he played at clubs in the Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles in 1981. A repertory member of “Saturday Night Live” since the 1986 – 87 season, Carvey left in 1992 after seven seasons. Carvey is best known for his characters the Church Lady; Hans, of the Hans and Franz body building duo; Garth, Wayne Campbell’s (Mike Myers) “Excellent Co-Host” on the immensely popular sketch “Wayne’s World”; and Weekend Update’s Grumpy Old Man.