Janeane Garofalo has been a ground-breaking performer since she burst on the scene in 1992. The actress and comedienne will perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and at 7:40 and 9:45 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets are available at www.comedyworks.com or by calling 303-595-3637.
Garofalo has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as” The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Reality Bites,” “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” and “Mystery Men.” The actress also co-authored the best seller “Feel This Book,” with Ben Stiller.
Garofalo was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning “Ben Stiller Show” and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on “The Larry Sanders Show,” receiving an Emmy nomination. During the fall of ’94 she joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Some of her other television work includes two specials for HBO, Fox’s “24,” “Mad About You” and the final season of NBC’s “The West Wing.”
In addition to acting in film and television, Garofalo is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, “The Majority Report”. A lightning rod for controversy, Garofalo’s well-informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.