Janeane Garofalo is a prominent stand-up comedian, actress and activist, known for her critical and hilarious critiques of society and her self-depracating comic style. Garofalo came to fame in the early 90's, as a struggling stand up comedian and later got her big break with a cast role in The Ben Stiller Show and Saturday Night Live. After SNL, Garofalo's career as an actress blossomed, as she focused her efforts on other ventures in film and television. To date, she has starred in dozens of movies and television shows, as well as five documentaries and four short films.
While recently, Janeane Garofalo has gained fame as a television and film star, her interests still lie primarily with her stand up roots. Garofalo can be found regularly touring, whether in small and secluded venues, or in large-scale, sold-out concert tours. Popular issues addressed in Garofalo's stand up routines include her take on religious and political issues, women's roles in society and hilarious observations about life from the point of view of a woman.