Janeane Garofalo
comedian, actress, political activist, writer
Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo is an American stand-up comedian, actress, progressive political activist and writer. She is the former co-host on the now defunct Air America Radio's The Majority Report. Garofalo continues to participate regularly in New York City's local comedy and performance art scene.
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Alamo Drafthouse NYC Opens in Brooklyn With New York PSAs
Huffington Post - 4 months
Film (and food) fans, rejoice! Alamo Drafthouse, the innovative Texas movie theater chain, has finally opened its first outpost in New York City. Photo: Kristin McCracken Located in City Point, a robust new shopping mecca emerging in downtown Brooklyn, the six-screen house offers in-theater dining with a wide range of comfort food, creative cocktails and, of course, popcorn. Before or after the movie, stop in and get your fright-night on at House of Wax, a creepy-yet-elegant bar/museum that "combines mixology with the macabre." One of Alamo's signature--and most appreciated!--quirks is that they are famously intolerant of rude moviegoers. (Silent cheer!) So much so that they regularly create in-house public service announcements letting you know that if you talk or text during the movie, or are otherwise disruptive in any way, you will be asked to leave. "Our commitment to the sanctity of the moviegoing experience, to honoring the hard work and vision of filmmakers with a ...
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David Cross On How He Prepares For Standup
Huffington Post - about 1 year
These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by David Cross, Performer, writer & producer; w/ Bob and David, Mr. Show, Arrested Development, on Quora. Q: How do you prepare for standup comedy? A: For something as big and fully realized as a tour, I will cull all of the ideas jotted down on scraps of paper and bits I've been doing (can't really call it "working on") here and there at various friends' shows or benefits or the occasional music fest, and pick out the stuff that I think is the strongest. Then I work on those bits and ideas and flesh them out more fully onstage. I ALWAYS tape my sets during this part of the process and then listen back, and eventually try to get rid of all of the meandering riffing and edit them down to the core idea (I can always play around with the idea and riff once I know I've got it down). I do this because, unfortunately, I can' ...
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'Broad City' Is The Best New Show You're Not Watching
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Not all TV shows about white girls in Brooklyn are created equal. Some land on HBO and inspire thousands of words worth of think-pieces. Others, instead, nuzzle into a Wednesday night time slot on Comedy Central, right after cult hit "Workaholics," and coin phrases like "p--sy weed." "Broad City" (obviously the latter) is Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's bizarre baby. The comedians met while taking classes at Upright Citizens Brigade, and started "Broad City" as a web series while working their fair share of dumpy jobs. They made the move from YouTube to Comedy Central, picked up Amy Poehler as an executive producer and attracted big name guest stars like Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo and Rachel Dratch. Jacobson and Glazer play heightened versions of themselves, twenty-somethings also named Abbi and Ilana, who scrape together money for Lil Wayne tickets and define being a grown-up as buying their own weed. (It should be noted that Abbi does not live in Brooklyn. She lives with a n ...
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The Storytelling Surf Guitarist: Greg Behrendt on His Next Act
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Stand-up comedian Greg Behrendt is one of the strangest beneficiaries of the Sex and the City effect that dominated late '90s/early '00s pop culture. After working as a script consultant on that show, he co-authored the landmark self-help book He's Just Not That Into You. The book was a hit, but with it brought with it a career fork leading to more self-help success -- which made him increasingly uncomfortable. Behrendt walked away from stand-up for a while, and when he returned, he brought with him a killer act with new, truthful experiences which shock and delight about family, drug addiction and his career. I recently spoke with Greg on the subject of his lost years and how life is different for him since SATC went off the air. Karen Geier: In your act, you tell a touching story about being in love with Janeane Garofalo and that eventually leading to you meet your wife. It's a departure from the tone of some of your other work, but it is unforgettable. Do you worry when you i ...
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Janeane Garofalo Joins 'The Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce' On Bravo
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Janeane Garofalo is returning to TV as a supporting player in the new Bravo pilot "The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce." Based on the series of books by Vicki Iovine, the new Bravo pilot stars "House" veteran Lisa Edelstein as an author of self-help books who hides the fact she's separated from her husband from her fans as she she embarks on the single scene in Los Angeles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garofalo will play Lyla, Vicki's friend and a "legendary entertainment lawyer who is a real shark but also fiercely maternal and involved with the people she loves." The series will be executive produced by Marti Noxon who's other producing credits include "Buffy" and "Angel."
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Oh, Canada: Are They Laughing At Us, or With Us?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Canada has a long and storied history of great comedy. From Kids in the Hall to French Canadian YouTube star Jon Lajoie, Canadian comedy is one of our prime exports. Everyone (at least everyone North of the border) knows that SNL would be nothing without our guys and gals bringing the laughs. Here are just some of Canada's great comic minds: Will Arnett, Dan Aykroyd, Jay Baruchel, John Candy, Jim Carrey, Michael Cera, Tom Green, Phil Hartman, Elvira Kurt, Eugene Levy, Norm Macdonald, Howie Mandel, Rick Mercer, Lorne Michaels, Mike Meyers, Leslie Neilsen, Catherine O'Hara, Russell Peters, Seth Rogan, William Shatner and Martin Short. This is why I love seeing non-Canadian comedians in Canada, because they always let the nation-specific jokes fly. "Do you guys have Saved By the Bell here?" asked comedian John Mulaney, which was the cleaned up version of Bill Burr's quip, "Canada: you don't lock your doors and nobody jerks off!" Sure, we're easy to laugh at -- if you don't act ...
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15 Celebrities Who’ve Been Accused Of Selling Out
The Atlanta Host - over 3 years
Photo: WENN.com If you’re going to make it in Hollywood, you’re going to have to make some compromises. This makes it especially hard for actors, musicians, and filmmakers who established themselves as DIY mavericks, counter-culture renegades, or serious artistes. Here are 15 of these such celebrities, all of whom have faced accusations of selling out. Janeane Garofalo Photo: WENN.com Left wing comedian Janeane Garofalo got a lot of flack when she joined the cast of 24, the most right wing show in recent memory not to air on Fox News. Garofalo has owned up to the show being a sharp divergence from her own political views, but also defended herself by pointing out she was only playing a character, not herself. Garofalo has since labeled herself a sell-out for losing weight to get bigger acting parts.
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Mindy Tucker: Stolen Moment of the Week: Emily Nussbaum, Catie Lazarus, Stacy London, Joy Behar, Janeane Garofalo at UCB
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Who: Emily Nussbaum, Catie Lazarus, Stacy London, Joy Behar, Janeane Garofalo Where: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 307 W 26th St New York, NY When: July 25, 2013 What: Check here soon for the interviews with Emily Nussbaum, Stacy London, Joy Behar, and Janeane Garofalo from this taping of Employee of the Month, hosted by Catie Lazarus. More photos, including one of two audience members who are some of the most stylish New Yorkers I've ever seen at a comedy show, are here.
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See 'Family Guy' Live
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you're a fan of laughing, and laughing hard, then you're in luck if you're in Toronto from September 19 - 28, 2013. The second annual JFL42 is invading Toronto again this fall with an all-star line-up including headlining performances by the entire cast of "Family Guy" (joined by a 40-piece orchestra), Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman. Additional JFL42 shows will take place at various venues across the city, including performances by well-known comedians Janeane Garofalo ("SNL," "Romi And Michele's High School Reunion") and Bill Burr ("Chappelle's Show"). JFL42 is a pass-based interactive comedy festival created by Just For Laughs. Passholders are given the opportunity to see all 42 Festival acts over 10 days, along with the freedom to create their own schedule and experience. In turn, passholders create the demand for each of the festival acts, resulting in added shows or bigger venues, all processed through an online reservation system and festival app. Passes r ...
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Janeane Garofalo Talks Actresses Who Don't Poop
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Everyone knows that the best conversations happen in the ladies' bathroom. So that's exactly where we shot our web series, Stallin' with Dave Hill. For the final episode of HuffPost Comedy's inaugral series, Dave sat down with comedy favorite Janeane Garofalo to talk about her experiences with hecklers, the state of women in comedy and which Hollywood actresses have never defecated in their life. You know, all the important stuff. Watch the video above and see below for even more Stallin'! Episode one: John Hodgman Episode two: Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer Episode three: Michael Che Episode four: Nick Kroll
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World Scrabble Champion And Comedian Takes His Dark Tale To The Stage
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Matt Graham, a comedian once known in the Boston comic realm as the master of "non stand-up stand-up," has one of the most daunting resumes we've ever seen. He rubbed elbows with Louis CK and Janeane Garofalo on the comedy circuit in the 1980s, then made appearances on Conan O'Brien, wrote for SNL and even earned the admiration of podcast curmudgeon Marc Maron. But Graham recently took an eight-year hiatus from comedy, devoting himself to two of his other impressive talents -- Scrabble and NCAA basketball. Back in 1997, Graham placed second at the World Scrabble Championship. Then at the age of 40, he tried out for Hunter College's Division II basketball team. If these experiences weren't enough, Graham, who has battled with alcoholism and depression over the years, has recently added "Theatrical Performer" to his list of professional achievements. After avoiding the crowded platform of comedy clubs for nearly a decade, he wrote a one-man show, titled "This Too Shall Su ...
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Beth Lapides: Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, and something that women in the military want, but it's something I have such mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude. Because it reminds me why, after 25 years, I'm still so committed to hosting and producing UnCabaret. The news sent me back to when, years ago, the issue of allowing women on the front lines first came up. I was just beginning comedy career and was performing in what, at the time, was a fashion-forward choice: men's suits. Partly, I loved the suits for the pockets. Partly, I loved them for the power they bestowed. Partly, I enjoyed the focus on my work which the ease of a uniform provided -- much like combat gear. And then, the issue of women being allowed to fight on the front lines came up. And I started to wonder: Is this where the women's movement has ...
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Janeane Garofalo: '24' was anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda
Fox News - about 4 years
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David Rees: The People's Bailout
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Like a lot of people, I used to think Occupy Wall Street was just a bunch of weirdos eating day-old bagels and banging pots and pans downtown. Not that there's anything wrong with day-old bagels -- they make excellent doorstops -- but I always wondered what would happen if OWS took all their energy and applied it towards specific, practical goals. We have our answer, and it's amazing: Occupy Sandy has led the way in hurricane relief, bringing much-needed relief to our neighbors in need. Now the movement is getting even more ambitious with something called the Rolling Jubilee. (The Rolling Jubilee is a campaign run by Strike Debt, an outgrowth of OWS. Occupy is kinda like the Wu-Tang Clan: There are so many splinter groups, side projects, and solo albums it can be hard to keep up. But bear with me.) The concept of jubilee -- a forgiveness of debts -- is ancient. Strike Debt is simply updating it for the 21st century. The Rolling Jubilee has one simple purpose: To bu ...
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Janeane Garofalo was married for 20 years and didn’t even know it?
Fox News - over 4 years
Janeane Garofalo was married for 20 years and didn’t even know it.
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Janeane Garofalo Forgot She Was Married For 20 Years
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- Perhaps the single best decision made before Saturday evening's reunion of "The Ben Stiller Show" cast at the Paley Center for Media on Saturday was to allow Judd Apatow to host the discussion in lieu of a traditional moderator. After all, Apatow served as a co-creator and producer of the short-lived MTV series, and his intimate relationship with the show allowed the conversation to flow better than an outlier's moderation would have provided. In the two-hour program, which was part of the annual New York Comedy Festival, Apatow led a talk that included Stiller as well as cast members Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick and via Skype, Bob Odenkirk. Staff writers Robert Cohen and Jeff Kahn were also in attendance. Time has been kind to "The Ben Stiller Show." It only ran for one season in 1992-93, but after being canceled, the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series. It also propelled Stiller to direct and star in feature films, starting with "Rea ...
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Years of Working for Womens' Rights
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
Actors Tina Fey, Stanley Tucci and Janeane Garofalo and New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, among 650 other socialites, gathered to celebrate 20 years of the Center for Reproductive Rights' work.
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Lorraine Devon Wilke: Sisterhood of the Unraveling Pants or What Has Politics Done to Women?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't help other women." Madeleine Albright, keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, 2006 I'm not sure if we're tired of that quote yet; it's been used and used again, sometimes mangled beyond recognition, by women making a point about sisterhood and who we're supposed to be rooting for. It's a good point. I personally feel a great solidarity with my "sisters," old enough to remember when things weren't quite as equal as they currently -- though still unequally -- are. When culture was oblivious to issues like sexual harassment (just watch a little Mad Men!) or a woman's right to choose; when ceilings were glass(ier), job types more limited, and even something as banal as not wearing a bra was worthy of slut-shaming (can you imagine Rush Limbaugh in the '70's?). While there are far more heinous ways in which women are oppressed throughout the world, for the moment I want to focus ...
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Reviews from Just for Laughs Chicago: Kevin Smith, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo + Kyle Kinane, Scott Adsit + Kevin Dorff, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Merchant
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Going into "An Evening with Kevin Smith," it was difficult to imagine Smith answering audience questions as a Chicago Theatre show and one of the centerpieces of this year's TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
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Reviews from Just for Laugh Chicago: Kevin Smith, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo + Kyle Kinane, Scott Adsit + Kevin Dorff, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Merchant
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Going into "An Evening with Kevin Smith," it was difficult to imagine Smith answering audience questions as a Chicago Theatre show and one of the centerpieces of this year's TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Janeane Garofalo
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 51
    During her filmed stand-up show in Seattle, she proclaimed herself asexual, and brought up her ten-year sexless relationship with her boyfriend. Garofolo is touring during Winter, 2016; her schedule includes a gig January 14 at the popular 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia; followed by two shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, January 15.
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  • 2015
    Age 50
    In 2015, she starred alongside most of the original cast in the Netflix eight-episode prequel to the 2001 comedy film Wet Hot American Summer, including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.
    More Details Hide Details Garofalo co-wrote a comedic New York Times bestseller with Ben Stiller in 1999 entitled Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction, a spoof of the self-help books so prevalent at the time. She also wrote her HBO Comedy Half-Hour along with similar appearances and programs, co-wrote some sketches on The Ben Stiller Show, wrote an episode of the television series Head Case, and wrote and directed a 2001 comedy short entitled Housekeeping. Garofalo has been open and outspoken regarding her liberal political views. She is a staunch feminist. In an interview for Geek Monthly magazine, she stated that she grew up conservative in a conservative family. She has appeared with political figures such as Ralph Nader (whom she supported in the 2000 election, but opposed in 2004) and Jello Biafra at various events. In 2007, Garofalo described herself as an atheist, and participated in a radio interview by Freethought Radio, a show by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
    She stars in the 2015 film 3rd Street Blackout.
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    She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in a 2015 Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie.
    More Details Hide Details Garofalo is an outspoken progressive activist. From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio's The Majority Report with Sam Seder. Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan and Carmine Garofalo. Her mother was a secretary in the petrochemical industry, and died of cancer when Janeane was 24. Her father is a former executive at Exxon. Garofalo was raised as a conservative Catholic and is of Italian and Irish descent. She grew up in various places, including Ontario, California; Madison, New Jersey; and Katy, Texas. Garofalo is quoted as having disliked life in Texas because of the heat, humidity, and the emphasis on prettiness and sports in high school.
  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    In 2014, she portrayed Lyla, an entertainment lawyer, in seven episodes of the TV series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    The marriage was dissolved in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In Garofalo's 2010 stand-up show If You Will, she says "I don't have a fear of intimacy, I have sort of a genuine lack of interest", adding jokingly, "which is not good for my boyfriend of ten years".
  • 2011
    Age 46
    She was a cast member of the Criminal Minds short-lived spinoff TV series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior in 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In 2010, Garofalo also joined the cast of Ideal as Tilly.
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  • 2009
    Age 44
    In 2009, Garofalo joined the cast of 24, where she starred as Janis Gold.
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    Garofalo had segments entitled "the disquisition" in several episodes of the 2007 season of The Henry Rollins Show which took place in her apartment, much in the same way Rollins' segments take place at his house.
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    In 2007, she wrote a dedication for the mini-book included in the six-DVD box-set of the 1994 cult series My So-Called Life.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    Garofalo commented on her April 28, 2006 show supporting the Scientology-linked New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a controversial treatment for workers suffering ailments from 9/11 clean-up efforts in New York City.
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    In 2006, she provided the voice for the animated character "Bearded Clam" on Comedy Central's Freak Show.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    Throughout the 2005–2006 television season, Garofalo appeared on The West Wing as Louise Thornton, a controversial campaign adviser to the fictional Democratic presidential nominee.
    More Details Hide Details Garofalo participated in the series' first live episode, most of which was a debate televised live on the East Coast and then reshot live for the West. Garofalo's character can be seen walking backstage advising before the start of each debate.
    In 2005, she played the ex-wife of a man coping with the reverberations of a divorce in Duane Hopwood.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, she performed Bridget the giraffe's voice in the computer-animated Disney feature film The Wild and in 2007, she provided the voice of Colette, a chef in the Pixar/Disney feature film Ratatouille, in which Garofalo affected a pronounced French accent for the role, highlighted by her character's soliloquy about being the only female chef in the all-male kitchen. She made cameo appearances in The Guitar in 2008 and Labor Pains in 2009, and starred in Bad Parents in 2012, a comedy about New Jersey soccer moms obsessing over their children's experiences playing the sport.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    A puppet version of Garofalo appeared (and was graphically killed off) in the 2004 movie Team America: World Police; while Garofalo was irritated by the parody, she was more upset by the filmmaker's lack of correspondence. "I ran into them in the street, Trey and the other guy, and I said to them, 'The least you could do is send me a puppet.'
    More Details Hide Details And they said OK, took my address down... and never sent me a puppet! So while Team America bothered me, the fact they didn't send me my puppet, that bothered me even more."
    She played a supporting role in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood in 2004.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    In 2002, she played Catherine Connolly in The Laramie Project and in 2003, she starred in Manhood and Ash Tuesday, and appeared in the crime film Wonderland.
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  • 2001
    Age 36
    The following year, Garofalo was top-billed in Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy about a Jewish summer camp, and starred in The Search for John Gissing.
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  • 2000
    Age 35
    In 2000, she portrayed Abbie Hoffman's wife Anita Hoffman opposite Vincent D'Onofrio as Hoffman in Steal This Movie!, involving the couple's political activism during the Vietnam War era.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same year, she received second billing under Jerry Stiller in a comedic film about a low-budget movie producer entitled The Independent.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    In 1999, she starred as "The Bowler" in the film Mystery Men, about an underdog group of super heroes.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    In 1998, Garofalo performed her first voice-acting job playing Ursula the Artist in Disney's English dub of Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service and briefly appeared in Permanent Midnight.
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  • 1996
    Age 31
    Following up the successful The Truth About Cats and Dogs in 1996, Garofalo played the leading role in the The Matchmaker, a 1997 romantic comedy film about the misadventures of a cynical American woman who reluctantly visits Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she played a supporting role as a deputy sheriff in the drama Cop Land, a police gangster film starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro.
    She remained visible from television work and supporting roles in feature films such as Bye Bye Love and Now and Then, and a leading role in I Shot a Man in Vegas, until 1996 when she was cast in the starring role in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs, a variation on Cyrano de Bergerac which featured top-billed Uma Thurman as a beautiful but dim-witted model, while Garofalo played the much larger role of Abby, a highly intelligent radio host.
    More Details Hide Details Initially an independent film, it became a studio movie when Thurman was signed. The film was a modest hit, but Garofalo disparaged it back in 2003, saying: Based on the success of this film, a producer then offered her the leading lady role in Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise if she could lose weight; after trimming down, however, she learned that Renée Zellweger had won the part instead. Garofalo turned down the role of television reporter Gale Weathers in Wes Craven's Scream because she thought the film would be too violent: "I said I didn't want to be in a movie where a teen girl was disemboweled. I didn't know it turned out so good, and it was a funny movie." Garofalo had also been David Fincher's first choice for the role of Marla Singer in the film Fight Club, but she turned it down, uncomfortable with the film's unusual sexual content (Fincher later noted that she was "uncomfortable with the idea of all this sex”), and Helena Bonham Carter eventually accepted the part.
  • 1995
    Age 30
    She did an HBO Comedy Half-Hour special in 1995, among similar subsequent appearances, including a one-hour stand-up special in June 2010 entitled "If You Will," performed at Seattle's Moore Theatre, that aired on Epix in June 2010 and was released on DVD in September 2010.
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    She was part of the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, appearing at Un-Cabaret and other venues, and she co-created the Eating It weekly stand-up comedy series, which ran at the Luna Lounge on the Lower East Side of New York City between 1995 and 2005, frequently hosting the show and appearing as a performer.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 27
    Subsequently, her first television series debut was on the short-lived Ben Stiller Show on Fox in 1992, on which she was a cast member alongside longtime friends Bob Odenkirk and Andy Dick.
    More Details Hide Details A chance meeting on the set of that show led her to being offered the role of Paula on The Larry Sanders Show on HBO, earning her two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominations in 1996 and 1997. For a time, she was actually working on both series during the same period. After The Ben Stiller Show was cancelled, Garofalo joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for its 1994–95 season. She left SNL in March 1995 (mid-season) after only six months, saying that the experience left her "anxious and depressed" and that a sexist attitude pervaded the show and she called many of the sketches "juvenile and homophobic". According to New York Magazine, Garofalo was "largely stuck in dull, secondary wife and girlfriend roles" and her friends said that she considered the stint "the most miserable experience of her life."
  • 1991
    Age 26
    Garofalo married Robert Cohen, who was then a writer for The Ben Stiller Show, in Las Vegas in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details She later explained it was intended to be a joke, not thinking it was legal unless it had been filed at a local courthouse. It was discovered later, when Cohen tried to actually marry someone else, that the marriage was indeed legal.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on September 28, 1964.
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