[quote]And hope she''ll get happier again.%0D\
Why? Who said she was unhappy?%0D\
R1 is a horrible person.
R3, so is Janeanne Garofalo.
She was a regular on that creepy version of Criminal Minds - LA. Terrible show. The cops were as bizarre as the villains they chased. That is the only TV show that made me want to take a bath after watching it.
No, dear, "horrible" people would be those who wish someone who hasn''t done something wrong is "dead."\
What exactly did she do that was so horrible, R4?
Most likely, she''s home alone,chainsmoking and rocking herself back and forth in the dark.
She needs to get off of the Adderal.
Her Criminal Minds show was canceled.\
She''s been on Keith Olbermann''s show three or four times in the last few months.
Janeane Garofalo...that''s a thing, right?
She is one of the nastiest people around. Even Coulter kept from throwing tantrums like little Janeanne. Janeanne is like watching a train wreck, and not the entertaining kind. She is just angry. Angry at life. Angry at the world, and hates everyone.
r9, Keith''s been on Current for how many months now?
I agree r11.
Not sure r12. Maybe four or five?\
But Garofalo has been on it quite a few times.
[quote]But Garofalo has been on it quite a few times.%0D\
Makes sense, she''s gotta helluva lotta things to say ''bout ahelluva lotta things.%0D\
Right before Bill Maher went on break, he mentioned she''ll be one of his guests at some point when he returns.
I love Janeane and think she''s very smart and funny. I don''t care what you cunts say.
I saw her once in West Hollywood. She had the weirdest walk, she was swinging her arms like a monkey. At the time I thought she was doing it as a joke.
R15 - LOL
I adore Janeanne Garofalo, she''s awesome!\
I especially love that she''s ok with being herself, au naturel, as opposed to always getting painted and gussied up like most whores.
She was on Bill Maher. She clearly is intelligent but she needs a stylist. In your 40s the hoodie/hipster thing doesn''t work.\
I wish she would pull a Rachel Maddow and spiff it up a bit so people would take her more seriously.
Recently I heard her interviewed on some satellite radio comedy station and she was so peculiar that I listened for a good fifteen minutes before finally confirming that it was her. Not only was she pissed off, but she was rather pathetic in her resignation of having had her career intentionally and irreparably wrecked by unseen high-up forces and tangled conspiracies. \
Two or three years earlier, I recall hearing her go on about the elaborate surveillance to which she was subjected, continuously, every where. (Yet a year ago she was on Bill Maher and seemed relatively together and sensible.) Something happened with her a while back and it seems she went off the deep end; the lines between truth, perception, opinion, exaggeration, and fucking crazy and all a blur with her it seems. It''s a shame because, while I was never a huge fan, she used to have her wits about her and was sharp as well as sharp witted; now she just makes me think that she needs help.
She does this funny bit about everyone thinking she''s a lesbian. \
Smart cookie, too smart for Hollywood.
She''s in The Bell Jar honey
She has a comedy special that''s available on Netflix. I watched it last week. Was painful to watch. Wasn''t anything funny about it at all.
I love her bit about her nightly workout regimen: "Drink a screwdriver, couple bowls of cereal, then straight to bed!"
I''d like to see her go head-to-head with Rosie O''Donnell in an angry dance-off. I don''t know who would win, but it would definitely be a fight to the death.
It's now very easy for the feds to put high profile dissidents under blatant surveillance because, if they speak about it, everyone assumes they are crazy.
Usually, they can burrow deep into your life without you ever knowing, but sometimes following is just a way of harassing people, to make them scared. And sometimes, it isn't even the feds -- it is just people that are mad at you and are screwing with your head. But talking about that makes others think you are nuts.
Those actors who went to Canada because they thought they were on an anti-entertainment hit list were treated badly until Ronni Chasen died, and those artists (Duncan and Blake) who feared Scientology so much they committed suicide were treated as poor victims of their own delusions until the divorced wife of a Scientology actor subsequently noted the similar ways that she had been harassed after leaving the Church.
It may have not been the feds that were messing with Janeanne, but that doesn't mean she wasn't getting messed with.
I started wondering about all of this after Iris Chang committed suicide -- maybe the Japanese government wasn't messing with her, but maybe some Japanese Nationalist group was...
Isn''t she connected to some Scientology offshoot?\
Haven''t kept up with her. She was great in her heyday.
R8 how would you know if she was on adderall? Hm, are you an adderall whisperer or something?
She''s weirdly sexy.
R32, I have no idea if JG is on Adderall or not but some people use it to lose weight and to keep weight off.
[quote]I especially love that she''s ok with being herself, au naturel, as opposed to always getting painted and gussied up like most whores\
A few years ago she was on a talkshow, maybe Letterman, after having had a tragic fake-tan incident. She was so deep-orange that for some time I thought that she was doing some schtick, that is was a gag of some sort. But she played it straight without once mentioning her orange skin. Maybe it wasn''t Letterman, as he surely would have said something. Whoever the host was, he was clearly uncomfortable with this orange pissed-off and humorless creature.
There is a UK comedy panel quiz show that I like called "Nevermind the Buzzcocks".\
For those who don''t know anything about it, it''s basically a pop-music quiz. There are two teams of three "celebrities", most often music or comedy personalities.\
The panelists often let lose with quips and jabs, aimed at each other, and it''s taken as good-natured ribbing. Usually. \
One episode had Jeneanne Garofolo. Can the claim be made anymore that she is a comedienne? She either didn''t get the point of the show, or is just a humourless bitch. While everyone else is having a laugh, she took the whole thing very seriously and seemed angry throughout the entire show. You could tell that she was making everyone else uncomfortable.
[quote]She either didn''t get the point of the show, or is just a humourless bitch%0D\
Or the British humour didn''t make her laugh and she wasn''t going to fake it.%0D\
It doesn''t make me laugh either and I couldn''t be more English myself, especially ghastly smug shows like that.
Ah I love buzzcocks and didn''t realise she''d been on. Gonna watch her ep on youtube now, thanks.
[quote]Or the British humour didn''t make her laugh and she wasn''t going to fake it.\
Then she had no business agreeing to be on a British comedy show! \
She''s been around long enough to know whether or not she "gets" British humour. As a pro, having agreed to appear on a British comedy program she should have gone along with it even if it went over her head. She should have been able to do that without "faking it". She knew what she was getting in to.\
Instead, her choice was to be uptight and miserable-looking.\
Other Americans have appeared on "Buzzcocks" and have had a great time with lots of laughs.\
I used to be a fan. Now she''s a horror show.
"I couldn''t be more English myself"\
What the fuck?
I always thought she was a lesbian.Is Janeanne asexual? Has she ever been in a relationship with a man or woman?
[quote]the British humour didn''t make her laugh...\
It doesn''t make me laugh either and I couldn''t be more English myself\
He''s explaining R40 that he doesn''t have a sense of humor, and can therefore relate to Jeananne''s humorless, constipated appearance while on a comedy show.
I was saying the British sense of humor doesn''t do it for me. I have a terrific sense of humour thank you.%0D\
That Buzzcock''s thing is smug and not half as funny as it thinks it is.%0D\
But it does sound like Janeane should have put on a better show.
Only in your mind r21 is Maddow taken seriously.
[quote]In your 40s the hoodie/hipster thing doesn''t work.%0D\
Romy and Michele
Does she still have short bleached hair and exposed tattoos?
I really liked a lot of her work, but she does have some bitterness and blames a lot of other forces.\
For most people I would say this is them not owning their shit. But honestly, I think she has at least a small reason to bitch. I loved The Truth about Cats and Dogs, but honestly, she''s a lovely attractive woman in that film and they acted as if she was Bigfoot''s cancer-ridden sister. \
Hollywood doesn''t really know what to do with intelligence and humor in a woman, and if she isn''t little Miss Giggly Bouncy McFunBags, then she''s a total bitch/whore/cunt. \
She''s grabbed onto the grudge and isn''t letting it go. But I *totally* get why she''s pissed.
[quote] Has she ever been in a relationship with a man or woman?\
Back in the day when they did his TV sketch show, she was sleeping with Ben Stiller.
I love her too but part of her problem is she''s so "above" anything mainstream that she torpedoes every opportunity she gets. She *was* adorable in "Truth About Cats & Dogs" but then she went around talking about how cheesy and lame it was. She claims to want to be an actress but derides anything Hollywood produces. Why would anyone in Hollywood keep giving her opportunities after that?
She is a nasty piece of work. She is about as stupid as a box of hair. She has not been funny or insightful in years.%0D\
Here''s another vote for her to be found hanging in a closet with her feet dangling.
She''s a friend of Bill now. All the crazy on the inside matches the crazy on the outside. This explains her poor participation in ensemble work. \
Also, warning: us drunks lock into the ''look'' we had the year we got sober. She picked a bad year.
low-rise jeans, lesbian shoes and size ''gay'' tees here
I loved her in Romy and Michelle.
[quote]Here''s another vote for her to be found hanging in a closet with her feet dangling.\
Ugh, sorry, but this is just wrong. Are you Dick Cheney?
[quote]I loved The Truth about Cats and Dogs, but honestly, she''s a lovely attractive woman in that film and they acted as if she was Bigfoot''s cancer-ridden sister.\
They went overboard trying to portray her as some ugly troll who could never attract a date and Uma is not half as hot as people make her out to be. Ever since I saw her feet in Kill Bill that''s all I see when I look at her. Ugly, ugly feet.
I remember the "Fish out of water" film she did when her character went to Ireland for some reason, and The Object of her Affection was supposed to be a bumpkin but was really a journalist (yada yada yada -- I can hear the pitch in my head)...\
She seemed drugged -- on purpose
She was at the ten year anniversary celebration of Wet Hot American Summer a couple months ago and was very very funny up on stage. \
I still can''t stop laughing when I think about her scene in Reality Bites where she pretends to be Steve Zahn''s mother as he practices coming out to her. "Oh... Christ."
We prefer stand-up comics who actually make us laugh.\
And actresses with looks and talent.\
As a general rule.
the TV-watching, movie-going public
[quote]We prefer stand-up comics who actually make us laugh.\
[quote]And actresses with looks and talent.\
[quote]As a general rule.\
Is this a parody post?
the mostly talentless Hollywood
Janeane was so big in the 1990s and then she seemed to go under the radar, and a lot of that was because she was basically the poster girl for the grunge/slacker culture of the 90s. When that culture went out of fashion, Jeanean was kind of left behind because she was so identified with it. She also didn''t do anything to break out of that time period either, i.e. she never updated her look - to this day she still dresses like it''s 1993.
R59, yeah, that happens when one''s mentally ill.
R46 - I always assumed that hair cut was the traditional Hollywood method to cover up recent plastic surgery -- dye your hair the opposite color & get a dramatic cut. I never did care enough to compare older pictures to see what she had done, but I suspect nose work.
"You look different!" "It''s the hair, silly!"
"I love her too but part of her problem is she''s so "above" anything mainstream that she torpedoes every opportunity she gets,"\
Several years ago, she was on the bill at one of the Just for Laughs comedy galas in Montreal. She complained from the stage how she was "so not a gala person" and she should have been at one of the smaller alternative comedy club gigs. She probably should have got that anxiety out off-stage, but there you go. After several minutes of not eliciting any laughs, and frankly she wasn''t trying very hard, she said, "I was recently diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, so it''s your funeral," which actually is a funny line and makes me laugh just to hear about it.\
I think she got insane toward the end of the Air America debacle.
And by "hear about it" I meant "think about it."
Coffee, why hast thou forsaken me?
there are some 2009 photos of her at gettyimages. She went back to the black dark hair, but she is definitely stuck in one look. A lot of people are like that, though.
She was very funny back in the 90s, I really enjoyed her.
IMO her Melrose Place bit in "Reality Bites" gets her a lifetime pass.
Halter tops and chokers
I will fuck her til she loves me.
I used to try to listen to her Air America show, but it was just terrible. She had this constant monotone rant that made her sound like an unmedicated paranoid schizophrenic, she couldn''t do interviews--just talked over everybody--and used poor Sam Seder as a punching bag. The only times it was bearable was when David Cross showed up, because he refused to succumb to her negative bullshit and insisted on being funny.
She reminds me of Ellen Page.
R51''s message is so funny. I think I''ll print it out and frame it.%0D\
She always seemed so angry and unhappy to me. Her roles also seemed to always be the same - she''s a one trick pony.
The movie where she is a politician''s aide and goes to Ireland is called The Matchmaker.
R41--she was in a relationship with Craig Bierko for a while (who is also oddly asexual)
What happened to her? \
She is no Bill Hicks and surely must know that.
I think the one trick pony idea is valid. I liked her point of view as a comedian in the early 90s and in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, which played on her offbeat, not mainstream, appeal. After that, I think she tried to stretch and just couldn''t muster it.
She was never really funny. And her ranting on Air America just made me hate her.
Her 90''s angst and clunky shoes became trite and went the way of Ryder, Cobain and Daria.
You''re standing on my neck
R76, that''s what she did on Keith Olbermann''s show.\
Ranted about the Tea party and stuff going on in politics.\
Keith seems amused by her.
I was a fan..then saw her at a comedy club, drunk, sullen, sneering at the audience who came to see her. Politically, I find her over the top and a poseur. Are she and Ben Stiller good friends? They suck equally, so it makes sense.
OK cowboy, I don''t know what your trip is, but if this is some kind of a sick game... If you fuck with me, in any way, I will rip each and every appendage from your body, starting with your dick. Capice?
This is exactly what I mean by DL''s violent misogyny, and if you don''t intervene against it, you are acting in favor of it:\
"Ann Coulter is responsible for that horrible stench that emanates from her dried up gash wherever she goes."\
Your violence against women helps kill queer teens.\
Ann Coulter''s stupidity has nothing to do with her body parts.\
Stop the violence.\
Stop the hate.\
It''s killing us.
Well, she is a strong woman who is both liberal and very supportive of the gay community.\
But she isn''t classically beautiful and is over 40, so most DL''ers will hate her guts and say nothing but nasty things about her.\
Typical mental illness on display here...
I'm watching her 2010 stand-up special "If You Will" on LOGO right now. She had a (bad) nose job, right? Her face looks very...odd. Different from her 90s face and not just due to weight loss.
I still think she's funny. Caught part of "Romy & Michelle" recently and she really stands out. A shame no one in Hollywood could figure out what to do with her brand of comedy, though I'm pretty sure she was conflicted about "selling out" to mainstream projects anyway.
I like Janeane Garofalo and I have no doubt she probably encountered a lot of assholes in the business because she was never a babe and her humor was abrasive. But she always came across as way too sensitive to be in entertainment.
I remember when she was a vocal critic of the Bush administration, she was shocked at the subsequent negative attention. She didn't seem to get that while she had a right to criticize Bush, other people - however stupid - had the right to disagree with her. That's part of the risk of taking a stand; otherwise, you're just preaching in an echo chamber and who cares? If you can't handle the push back, don't open your mouth.
Also, I've read a few interviews where she talks about slights she's experienced. Things that happened years and years ago, things that really could have been interpreted another way. After reading these interviews, I couldn't understand how she had been in the business as long as she has and remained so thin-skinned.
Isn't she pushing around a shopping cart somewhere?
I know her fairly well. She was broken by the Hollywood machinery who told her endlessly that she wasn't pretty, was too chubby and basically judged her by her outward appearance as they do any other actress. For 10 years she tried very hard to play the game, and if you look at her standups and roles from the early 90's, she was hardly ugly. But eventually substances got the better of her and she did a complete 180. She seemingly TRIES her best to be as unattractive as possible now, and although I share many of her political leanings, she is so damn strident that the message is often lost.
Honestly I am surprised she is still alive, and I wouldn't be shocked to read one day that she lo longer is.
R87 what is she on?
I saw her many years ago, walking her dogs with another guy who was really tall, like over 6'2". Her dog was a huge beast, not sure what breed and was actually walking her, if you get what I mean. She was covered in nasty tats.
I will not swear this to be a fact, but there was a time that I felt there might be a little H involved. That was about the same time she became heavily tatted and emaciated.
Well r87 is right, she really is strident. And a mess.
That is too bad. She was funny, smart. What she embodied was basically a rolemodel for the clique I used to hang out with as a teen in the 90s. By destroying her I'd say her followers got the message: either change or be destroyed too. Nice.
Which was the point and always is the point when a voice is getting too annoying for the powers that be. And a woman, to boot.
Fuck that smelly Bitch!!!
Interesting to see all of these roles she either lost or was offered but didn't take -
I love her. I can listen to her comedy specials hundreds of times. That said, I feel like a lot of her political views are less about promoting liberalism and more about hating Republicans.
That was pretty interesting to read [R94]. All of those TV shows/films would have been REALLY different had Janeanne been in them.
She would occasionally bring her conservative dad Carmine onto her political radio show on Air America back during the dark days of the Bush administration, and they'd get in big fights. I had the feeling that growing up in his household really messed her up.
I like her. She's very intelligent and doesn't do glamour, which is refreshing. Of course a female being intelligent and unglamourous will get you hated by a lot of fucked up people.
I'd take her over that nasty, horse-faced Sarah Silverman any day. If anybody deserves any hatred, it's that nauseating slutbag.
You should read Sarah Silverman's autobiography (it's best on audiobook, read by her), r98, you might change your (really nasty and hateful) opinion of her. I don't particularly like her comedy, but I like HER immensely, she's a good and kind person, and she's been through a lot. (I also like Garofalo, though, like with Silverman, not her stand up.)
"Friends" with Garafalo would not have done as well as it did.
"Scream" - ok I can see it but Garafalo is not as good of an actress as Courtenay Cox. Garafalo is always droll and low energy in all her roles.
"Jerry Maguire" - maybe a possibility.
"The Fight Club" - would have worked but she turned it down. HBC wasn't great in that role either, it should have gone to Courtney Love imho.
"Princess Fiona" - too droll imho for that part.
Stop Press. She was seen last night in the Gramercy Park area, by my husband, and he reported that she looked fine, not at all homeless.
I had forgot about her. Remember seeing her in that high school reunion film.
Air America was like a perfume tester assortment of progressive broadcasters. The mad ranters like Marc Maron and Janeane Garofalo did not go on to blaze their fame across the firmament. The big successes were the ones who best combined impeccable showmanship and comedy skills with being highly informed and insightful about politics and great at explaining them to the non-expert: Al Franken, who used his radio show as a springboard for his successful senate campaign, and Rachel Maddow, whom Air America basically treated like chopped liver (they replaced her morning show with Cenk fucking Uyghur!) but whom MSNBC was smart enough to snap up.
What happened is the 90's ended.
Yes, Marc Maron did go on to blaze his fame across the firmament.
I really like her. Always have. I hope she writes a great, funny memoir someday.
r106 reading glasses, that op said that Marc Maron & Janeane G did NOT go on to blaze their fame across the firmament.
Yes, Marc Maron did go on to blaze His fame across the firmamament. WTF? (Podcast) and its success and Maron's recent fame are as much due to Maron's time at Air America and the experience he gained in radio as Maddow's were.
She did a long interview with BroadwayWorld about the play she was doing and her career last year.
I remember hearing her on the radio here(Ireland) a few years ago. She came across really well, low key and funny. She acknowledged that she has a problem with alcohol, cider in this case.
So true, R104.
Re: aderall (sp?) I saw a YouTube clip of her talking about making her favorite 'drug salad' by crushing up 2 10mg adderal, two 2 mg. xanax and two 20 mg oxycontin together and how it made her feel like a goddess. She showed the bottles (her name and the drug name were on the Rx bottle) and she then took the pills crushed them up put the powder in a half empty juice bottle and drink the juice while on the film clip. The film clipped stopped and then resumed (I would assume once the drugs kicked in) She went on about how it got rid of her social anxiety and got rid of her feeling ugly and made her feel pretty. She ranted about how women are judged by their looks and when they aren't found pretty enough they are also thought to be stupid. She went on about the drug mix and how good it made her feel for about five minutes and then she suddenly stopped and said she would never recommend anyone take medication for anything other than what it was prescribed for, then tried to make it seem like the things she had just said and done before she realized how illegal it was was all just a joke. It was pretty sad. I thought it was pretty low of her friend to post it on you tube.This was about 7-8 years ago I've gone back and looked for it several times but I think it's gone.
I've met her a several times, we have mutual friends, and in 'real life' shes very funny, down to earth and kinda sweet, unless she's stoned or drunk. When she's stoned she can be rude and mean, talking down to people who she thinks are judging her.
Tattoos aside, I think she's an attractive and smart woman who has been made to feel ugly and stupid by the men and women in her life who judge her by HW standards. If she's still taking a bunch of Rx meds I can see how that would make her more than a bit paranoid.
Also she was a cutter at one point in her life
I used to see her walking two GIANT dogs around Sunset/Crescent Heights about ten years ago. More like they were walking her.
Never understood the Janeanne is ugly stuff. She was always a cute chick, very much of "the real world".
Joan Rivers really hated her.
Janeane had a sort of Pia Zadora cuteness that was pretty irresistible. Our culture focuses so tightly on beauty that we often underestimate the power of cute.