Sunday, October 25, 2009

Janeane Garofalo: Communist Party Comedian

SHOCKING! Janeane Garofalo once did comedy gigs for the American Communist officials in Los Angeles! So naturally this is the woman who says that all Tea Party protestors are dumb "Rednecks." Well, it'd say little ole Janeane should know all about the color RED and STUPID.

Garofalo officially began her career in stand-up comedy in the late 1980s during the pre-grunge era. Her appearance was often in line with late 1980s style: disheveled with thick black glasses and unkempt hair. Her comedy is often self-deprecating; she has made fun of popular culture and the pressures on women to conform to body image ideals promoted by the media.

Garofalo's Leftist oriented comedy shows involve her notebook, entitled, "I Love Socialism And Hate The United States," which is filled with years' worth of news article clippings from The New York Times and random observations she references for direct quotes during her act. Garofalo has said that she does not tell jokes as much as make observations designed to get laughs from a mostly Leftist audience who are easy to please. She was part of the Communist Party comedy scene in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, appearing at The Worker's Club and other venues.


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