Janeane Garofalo: Comedian, Activist and Writer

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo is not only a comedian, but is an Emmy Award nominated TV and film actress, political activist, radio host and writer who still makes us laugh.

Janeane Garofalo has a motto she believes in, “I always beg my agents or even friends that are working on projects, ‘Are there any good male parts? Let me audition for that.’ There’s no reason why there has to be a specific gender for that part. It seems to blow people’s minds when you say that.”

Janeane Garofalo has been on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and The Larry Sanders Show. Some of her movies include “Matchmaker” which was an adorable romantic role, “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” where she plays a bitter student and “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”. I really have enjoyed her in all three of these movies. Janeane is not only funny, but can really deliver a romantic or serious role. Not all comedians can do that.

The Multi-talented Janeane Garofalo has had her ups and downs, especially her battle with alcohol. Back in the day she got “caught up” in the scene as many entertainment personalities do. She used the help of Alcoholics Anonymous to stop drinking and won the battle in 2001. I really commend her for that. She also had a media outlet for her political beliefs and activism. Garofalo hosts a liberal talk show which is called Majority Report on Air America Radio from time to time.

Garofalo has been balancing her TV and movie career since the 90’s. She has basically left that part of her in the past as she feels that like a forgotten houseplant, she didn’t feel like feeding it. We do not see her as much as we used to on the big screen. The comedian has evolved into her “own.” She is moving in the direction that she feels suits her. She still carries her sold out crowds by entertaining them with everything from relationships to what she calls the bane/savior of modern female existence, Spanx. Try to catch one of her shows if you can. Are you a fan of the comedian, Janeane Garofalo?

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