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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Janeane Garofalo and Mary Lynn Rajskub at Cobbs: Today’s Calendar Pick

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"How would you describe the kind of comedy you do? Because there's a little bit of cynicism, a little bit of pessimism in there, but I think that makes it great comedy, as well." That is an actual question Janeane Garofalo faced in a recent television interview, regarding her role in Ratatouille. (More after the jump!)

But instead of homiciding the moron who asked it, the actor and comedian produced an intelligent answer. With a preternatural calm, she pointed out that it's sometimes healthy to be cynical when facing politics, or — and here she looked pointedly at her interrogator — the media. It's not as famous a moment as "Bill O'Reilly can kiss my fat ass" (on Real Time with Bill Maher), nor as beloved as her stint on The Larry Sanders Show. But we think it's notable. YouTube it and decide for yourself: Brutal punishment of a Ken doll, or meaningless entertainment T.V.? Mostly, of course, Garofalo is known and adored for two things: her opinionated, left-wing stand-up comedy, and her ability to look like a normal woman while at the same time being super hot. Maybe it's the Rosie the Riveter tattoo? Fellow Larry Sanders alum Mary Lynn Rajskub opens. Date/Time: Thu., February 7, 8:00pm, Fri., February 8, 8:00pm, Fri., February 8, 10:15pm, Sat., February 9, 8:00pm, Sat., February 9, 10:15pm Price: $30.50-$33.55 By Hiya Swanhuyser

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