It’s a shame that Janeane Garofalo’s politics have overshadowed her standup.Not only was she instrumental in creating a comedy scene that was not dependent on the rigid expectations of mainstream clubs, creating an atmosphere for comics to take chances, but she also helped redefine what standup comedy could be.Cut to 2009, and Garofalo is now a cast member on Fox’s long-running torturefest, 24 (Irony? There’s nobody else whose opinions reflect that in the cast or the crew. And also, he’s always been an extremely bright guy, Ivy League graduate, always been extremely interested in politics since the sixties, and an activist since he was a young man. And then midway through when I was working there the main right-winger left the show anyway. I understand Kiefer Sutherland is kind of quietly lefty and Mary Lynn Rajskub was on Mr. Just because somebody has been involved in entertainment, or had any other job, that doesn’t define them. So, if in five years someone has a Draft Garofalo campaign… I am not only a huge fan of his, and I adore him, I’m shocked that he has wanted to work with me. We were married, and apparently now that [Rob] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something.” We’re told Cohen, whose credits include HBO’s “The Life & Times of Tim,” is engaged to Jill Leiderman, a producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” While Wikipedia had described Garofalo and Cohen as married, they apparently thought it was all part of the two-decade joke.At the reunion, called “Oddly Familiar,” at the Paley Center for Media, director Judd Apatow asked the unwitting exes Garofalo and Cohen if either had benefitted financially from the split, which Garofalo said was notarized at a TD Bank in Midtown. ” Cohen joked, referring to Garofalo’s 1994 Ethan Hawke–Winona Ryder Generation X drama, which grossed million.Despite her many jokes and serious statements over the years on stand-up comedy stages, TV shows and other appearances to the contrary, in which the comedian and actress claimed she’d never get married, Garofalo had been married for 20 years — to her then-boyfriend and writer on , Robert Cohen.Joke or no joke, their whim to wed in the drive-through lane of a Las Vegas wedding chapel counted.
[We thought] you have to go down to the courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew?Reps for Garofalo, Cohen and Leiderman didn’t get back to us.For two decades, trivia listings on Wikipedia, IMDB and other websites listed Janeane Garofalo as married.' I don't: Janeane Garofalo (middle) married her then boyfriend and writer for The Ben Stiller Show, Rob Cohen (right), 'as a joke' in 1991- but didn't think the nuptials had actually stuck until their trio's reunion this weekend Now that they are offically divoced, Mr Cohen joked: 'I’m gonna get all of that "Reality Bites" money!' referring to Ms Garofalo’s role in the 1994 Ethan Hawke-Winona Ryder film, which grossed million.