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Janeane Garofalo

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Janeane Garofalo with Special Guests

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One of the architects of the alternative comedy genre, and a huge influence on the generation of comics that followed, iconic stand-up Janeane Garafalo will be making her first ever Calgary appearance as part of our 2016 festival. As far as comedy pedigree goes, it would be tough to best having been a castmember of […]

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One of the architects of the alternative comedy genre, and a huge influence on the generation of comics that followed, iconic stand-up Janeane Garafalo will be making her first ever Calgary appearance as part of the Fifth Anniversary YYComedy Festival.

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Ratatouille," "Steal This Movie," "Reality Bites," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Mystery Men," "The Ten" and "The Cable Guy". Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller.

Janeane 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," for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s "24," "Mad About You," and the final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.