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.
Frankly, Henry, the band was at its best when you weren’t singing.
Still, it was during that otherwise forgettable decade that you began to forge something of a unique and compelling persona, committing yourself to physical fitness and acquiring a number of distinctive tattoos, many of them atrocious. You had by then come into your own as a kind of countercultural “renaissance man.” There were books, music (often lackluster), spoken-word performances, and movie roles (mostly bad).
It set you apart from your fellow rock stars whom you rightly chided for being weak in both body and mind. And you walked the walk, Henry, not allowing success to go to your head or up your nose like so many other “artists.” At the 1995 Grammys you performed in a tuxedo—but barefoot.
These days he is hosting radio show on weekly basis and is writing daily columns, so he is a journalist too.
He studied at the School and recognized his writing ability. C, but after one he was dropped out from the institute.
Twenty six years ago, Henry Rollins started his professional career.
, Clay Pigeons, Sweethearts, Mystery Men, and The Independent, among numerous others.
She has been a series regular on television programs such as Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 24, and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.