And then midway through when I was working there the main right-winger left the show anyway. I understand Kiefer Sutherland is kind of quietly lefty and Mary Lynn Rajskub was on Mr. Just because somebody has been involved in entertainment, or had any other job, that doesn’t define them. So, if in five years someone has a Draft Garofalo campaign… I am not only a huge fan of his, and I adore him, I’m shocked that he has wanted to work with me.
That being series creator and self-described “right-wing nut job” Joel Surnow… Show–so by definition she’s completely awesome–but what were your dealings with Surnow like? He’s completely right wing, which you just have to deal with and realize what you’re dealing with. Not only am I not qualified to hold any office, I would not be interested in going into politics. Al Franken probably thought the same thing when he was your age. I would say thank you, you flatter me, but I am highly unqualified. You’ve collaborated onstage and on TV with Henry Rollins several times – do you ever have moments, when you’re working with him, where suddenly you go, holy shit, I’m hanging out with Henry Rollins!
Janeane Garofalo was married for 20 years and didn’t even know it, until she needed to get divorced Saturday.
She explained at a New York Comedy Festival reunion for “The Ben Stiller Show” that she married a writer on the series — Rob Cohen, who went on to produce “The Big Bang Theory” — in Las Vegas as a joke in the 1990s, and didn’t realize the nuptials had stuck.
“We were married for 20 years until this evening.” She added, “We got married drunk in Vegas . [We thought] you have to go down to the courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew?
But the culture shock in her senior year of high school caused acute depression, and she got fat (5'1", 160 pounds).
After graduation, Garofalo headed off to Providence College in Rhode Island, where she decided to try stand-up comedy, which soon inspired the plump 20-year-old to undergo breast reduction surgery.
After a slew of supporting roles im films including 1994's Reality Bites, Garofalo pinned her hopes on playing the wife in Flirting With Disaster.
She lost out to Patricia Arquette, reportedly because the producers thought she was too fat.
We were married, and apparently now that [Rob] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something.” We’re told Cohen, whose credits include HBO’s “The Life & Times of Tim,” is engaged to Jill Leiderman, a producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” While Wikipedia had described Garofalo and Cohen as married, they apparently thought it was all part of the two-decade joke.
At the reunion, called “Oddly Familiar,” at the Paley Center for Media, director Judd Apatow asked the unwitting exes Garofalo and Cohen if either had benefitted financially from the split, which Garofalo said was notarized at a TD Bank in Midtown. ” Cohen joked, referring to Garofalo’s 1994 Ethan Hawke–Winona Ryder Generation X drama, which grossed million.
But it was her 2003 opposition to the Iraq War that converted Garofalo into a high-profile target for right-wing nut jobs nationwide. You suffered unimaginable right-wing abuse and death-threats in 2003. But then I realized A) I’m not being me, B) I was unemployed, and C) a very good friend of mine is on it, Mary Lynn Rajskub. There’s only one or two right wingers in the whole show, in the writer’s room.
Cut to 2009, and Garofalo is now a cast member on Fox’s long-running torturefest, 24 (Irony? There’s nobody else whose opinions reflect that in the cast or the crew. And also, he’s always been an extremely bright guy, Ivy League graduate, always been extremely interested in politics since the sixties, and an activist since he was a young man. Janeane Garofalo performs April 17-19 at Comix, 353 W.
Finally, I must mention Julie Claire who plays the "scheming other woman".
While Claire's performance doesn't break new ground, it is refreshing to see a character with so much self-confidence that she doesn't bother to disguise her malice.