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.
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.
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.
From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio's The Majority Report with Sam Seder.
While studying history at Providence College, Garofalo entered a comedy talent search sponsored by the Showtime cable network, winning the title of "Funniest Person in Rhode Island".
She grew up in various places, including Ontario, California; Madison, New Jersey; and Katy, Texas., Sweethearts, Mystery Men, The Independent, Wet Hot American Summer, Manhood, Ash Tuesday, and Bad Parents, among others, and supporting roles in The Cable Guy, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Cop Land, Half Baked, Permanent Midnight, Dogma, and The Wild.
Janeane Garofalo: I have, since childhood, disliked what I’ve seen in the mirror. JG: That has nothing to do with physical appearance.
Growing up, and in the great bulk of my life, there was no male interest in me.
Janeane Garofalo is known for biting standup, stints on SNL, The Larry Sanders Show and The West Wing, and her pioneering contributions to Air America Radio. Garofalo also continues her standup routine, performing five shows on April 17-19, at Comix (“Don’t let the name fool you. Recently, I spoke with her by phone at 8AM; only at the end of the interview did we realize that we were both on the west coast and had both woken early just to be courteous. Like ‘I went through all this, so here are my demands’? At first I passed on it because of the right-wing nature of a couple of the writers.
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.