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05.06.05
Arts and Culture:
Janeane Garofalo
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Air America's "Majority Report" talk radio host Janeane Garofalo is a lightning rod for controversy. She has avid fans, and equally avid foes. A simple Web search finds her labeled "concerned American citizen and patriot" and an "enemy of the state." David Brancaccio talks to Garofalo about what she calls the "radicalization of the government."

Respond to NOW guests Janeane Garofalo and Bob Barr in our Quote of the Week.

Janeane Garofalo
Actress, comedienne, activist Janeane Garofalo has been consistently working in film and television since she got her start in 1992. This winter she completed the film STAY, with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, and can be seen in the recently released WONDERLAND, with Val Kilmer.

In addition to a demanding shooting schedule, Garofalo continues to perform spoken word and stand-up comedy around the country. Garofalo is currently working on a book titled FOR THOSE ABOUT TO SALUTE, WE WILL ROCK YOU which will be a collection of humorous, politically themed essays.

Garofalo is probably most known for her memorable and critically acclaimed roles in THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS, STEAL THIS MOVIE, COPLAND and REALITY BITES, as well as for her specific brand of sharp wit and comedy shown in her roles in ROMY AND MICHELLE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, BYE BYE LOVE, MYSTERY MEN, CLAY PIGEONS, THE MINUS MAN and THE CABLE GUY, directed by her friend Ben Stiller. Ben and Janeane also co-authored the best seller FEEL THIS BOOK in 1999. Janeane was also a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning BEN STILLER SHOW.

Garofalo played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on THE LARRY SANDER'S SHOW, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. During the fall of 1994 she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Some of Garofalo's other television work includes two specials for HBO and the series finale of MAD ABOUT YOU.

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