Rat Race star Lovitz attacked Dick after a show at his regular Wednesday night Laugh Factory stand-up performance when the bespectacled comic refused to apologize for once threatening his fellow comedian's life.
Lovitz growls, "I was just waiting for him to say he was sorry, and he didn't. I lost my temper. If I see him again I would do the same thing."
He recalls, "He looks at me and says, 'I put the Phil Hartman hex on you. You're the next one to die.'
"He threatened my life. Everybody's thanking me for beating him up... I think he should avoid me like the plague."
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