• Janeane Garofalo defends Louis C.K. on podcast: This doesn’t win me any friends.

    Janeane Garofalo thinks that people need to leave Louis C.K. alone. The comedian went on Bust’s Poptarts podcast back in December to talk about feminism and her comedy career. The episode was released on Friday. The whole podcast seemed fairly confrontational. Hosts Emily Rems and Callie Watts did not seem to purposefully provoke Garofalo, as the hosts and Garofalo remained respectful about their different takes on the sexualization of women and

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    Seeso’s Stand-up Streaming Festival in full swing: Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn drop new specials

    When I began covering the world of stand-up comedy more than 11 years ago, the way in which we consumed laughs was drastically different. There were only a few networks that ran original stand-up comedy specials. HBO, of course, was the most respected; it’s what every stand-up comedian aspired to accomplish. And the comedy album, obviously, was there—but in far lower numbers than we’re getting now. I remember actually being

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    Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

    Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: The Play. But today came the best news of all: Netflix officially announced the official premiere date of Wet Hot

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer reveals cast (Video)

    Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer limited series has a trailer and thanks to the video, we also know the cast. Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter will all return to Camp Firewood for the eight-episode series. How such large names were

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    Watch: Janeane Garofalo in Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, Bravo’s first scripted series

    When you think of Bravo, you likely think of The Real Housewives of New Jersey or The Real Housewives of Orange County or The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or The Real Housewives of Atlanta or The Real Housewives of New York City or Andy Cohen hosting that celebrity circle jerk they call Watch What Happens Live. And you’d be correct to think all of those things. But get this:

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    David Wain reveals ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ prequel details on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

    David Wain visited Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to promote his new movie They Came Together, which hits theaters June 27 and stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Also starring the likes of Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms and Michael Ian Black, it’s a romantic comedy that basically rails against romantic comedies. In short, we can’t wait to peep it in theaters. But Meyers also got Wain talking about

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    ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ headed to Netlfix as television series

    Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy classic from David Wain and Michael Showalter, is headed to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode television series. This, according to sources, who have spoken to Variety, who broke the news moments ago. If the project comes to fruition, a Wet Hot American Summer series will act as a prequel to the movie, which starred Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce,

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    Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, more raise funds for comedian Liza Dye, who was hit by subway

    Comedian Janeane Garofalo will headline a charity show on March 5 to help raise funds for up-and-coming comedian Liza Dye, who was struck by a subway train in New York. The Upright Citizens Brigade theater, where Dye regularly performs, hosted a benefit on Saturday, where multiple comedians – including Aziz Ansari – performed. According to a fundraising page created to help cover Dye’s medical expenses, the comedian fainted and slipped

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    Moontower Comedy Festival, day 3: Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti!

    AUSTIN – Day three of the Moontower Comedy Festival showered audiences with far more outstanding talent than rain, though both made appearances all over the city. Much more astonishing than water falling from the sky – a true Texas rarity – was the hodgepodge of megastar comedians who bathed festival attendees in laughs by the bucketful. While the IFC series Maron unveiled a sneak-peak screening and hilarity heavyweights like Greg

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    Janeane Garofalo, Kerri Kenney-Silver star in choose your own adventure music video

    Martha Wash of The Weather Girls has been kidnapped! News of this blow is softened thanks to Janeane Garofalo, aka Holly Graham, a Charlie of Charlie Angels-esque informer. It’s all part of the incredibly fun, super-campy official music video of the song “Hologram” by girl group XELLE (JC Cassis, Rony G, Mimi Imfurst), who play the Angels to Garofalo’s “Charlie.” But, wait. This is not just a music video. This

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    Lewis Black, Ted Alexandro, Judah Friedlander and more team up for Teachers Lounge (Video)

    Here’s a little piece of exciting comedy news: comedian Ted Alexandro and longtime creative partner Hollis James have created a series called Teachers Lounge, wherein Ted and Hollis play best friends, a music teacher and janitor, respectively. In order to survive the repetitive nature of their jobs at a New York City elementary school, the two escape to the teachers lounge as often as possible. Sidenote: Both Ted and Hollis

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    Janeane Garofalo: As I’m getting older, my balls are dropping (Video)

    The fine folks at the Official Comedy channel on YouTube debuted a new show today called Secret Society of Comedy, wherein a handful of New York City-based comedians get together and chat about the seemingly little things in life. The first episode features Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill and Brooke Van Poppelen. And while the trio share their feelings about snoring and their comedy evolution, things get super personal. For instance,

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    Janeane Garofalo will play Russian immigrant in off-Broadway play

    Janeane Garofalo is always looking for a challenge. So we’re not at all surprised to hear the respected comedian has signed on to play an immigrant in the off-Broadway production of Russian Transport, a drama which centers around a family from Russia who moves to Brooklyn and their struggles to adapt to life in America. Garofalo will play a married woman — who speaks Russian, by the way — and

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    South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

    Good news, comedy fans. It looks like like super music, arts and hipster festival SXSW will be expanding its comedy reach in 2012. Although the word “comedy” isn’t on the official list of arts the Austin, TX event covers – music, film, interactive is what they go with – every comedy nerd knows that SXSW boasts some of the best and unique voices in stand-up each year. Earlier this year,

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