The Truth About Janeane Garofalo: She's Making Her Stage Debut, At Last
"Janeane Garofalo takes a tart, tangy sip of her Red Bull — the Large Economy Size, it looks like, but she says no: 'There is a 20-ouncer. I've already had one today. This is my second one so that's why I'm down to 16 ounces.' Now, if only she can wrap up this pre-show interview in time for a fast smoke, it’ll be Showtime!
The show in question is not the liberal-slanted standup she's been slinging around comedy clubs since 1985 but rather a fascinating first-play by Erika Sheffer called Russian Transport, which has just been extended till March 24 at the Acorn on Theatre Row. It has transported her to a place she has never been before — onto a stage in a play — not a second too soon, it being her 20th year as a practicing actress."