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Janeane Garofalo on Her Influence, Bombing, and Having No Web Presence

In comedy, Janeane Garofalo is a living legend. One of the breakout stars of the alt comedy of the 1990s, she went on to an eclectic entertainment career, appearing in movies like Reality Bites and The Truth About Cats & Dogs and TV shows from The Larry Sanders Show to 24, while also becoming one of the most prominent liberal voices with a stint on radio station Air America. But she's remained devoted stand-up and New York's alt scene, which is why she was perfect inclusion for A Night at Whiplash. I got the chance to talk to her about UCB, working out material on stage, and why she's doubtful about making any [...]

Janeane Garofalo Will Co-Star In a Dramedy Pilot for Bravo

Janeane Garofalo may be returning to TV soon. She's been cast in the pilot for Bravo's dramedy The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will star Lisa Edelstein as a Los Angeles "secretly hiding her separation from her husband" who "begins to side with and take advice more often from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, and it leads her to some unexpected life-changing experiences." Garofalo will play her friend Lyla, an entertainment lawyer who is described as "real shark." The show was created by Marti Noxon, known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, and Glee.

Garofalo is obviously no [...]

'The Ben Stiller Show' Is Getting the Band Back Together

In November, the New York Comedy Festival is bringing together all the major players of The Ben Stiller Show: Janeane Garafolo, Bob Odenkirk, Judd Apatow, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn, Rob Cohen, and, you guessed it, Ben Stiller. This about 20 years since the show was canceled by Fox after only 12 episodes. In that time, many of these people went on to great careers and others were Andy Dick.  Other announced shows include a live taping of You Made It Weird, "Crowd Work with Colin Quinn," Splitsider's own Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer will be doing "Nikki & Sara & Friends," and Denis Leary will have a [...]