There's another chicken. Crazy chicken world.
"Is being an idiot like being high all the time?"
American comedienne, actress, and the
quintessential Gen X
chick. Often cited as the real-life Daria
Neither Jewish nor from New York. But she plays one on TV
A stand up comic
by trade, she was first discovered during a comedy talent search by Showtime
. Her TV debut was on The Ben Stiller Show
(the second one
), which resulted in Garofalo and Ben Stiller getting cozy
for a while. A lucky break landed her the role of Paula on The Larry Sanders Show
, netting her two Emmy nominations.
Garofalo joined Saturday Night Live
during the show's 1994-95 season, which was fraught with Seasonal Rot
the likes of which haven't been seen on the show since the 1980-1981 season note
. Garofalo hated her time on the show, describing the sketches as "juvenile" and "homophobic" and referring to the male-dominated cast and writing staff as an "immature boys' club." Garofalo quit midseason (her last episode was a February 1995 episode hosted by George Clooney
) and was replaced by Molly Shannon.
Her other notable 90's roles include Jerry's Distaff Counterpart
, a snarky Gap manager in Reality Bites
, and starring alongside Uma Thurman
in The Truth About Cats and Dogs
. She continues to act on television.
In the 2000's, her acting has largely taken a backseat to her current work as a liberal political pundit, most prominently as host of her own show on the short-lived Air America Radio.
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Janeane Garofalo provides examples of: