Stand-Up Comedian, Actress and Activist Janeane Garofalo at Staller Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 5

Janeane Garofalo takes the Staller Center Recital Hall stage at Stony Brook University for two performances on Saturday, November 5, just in time for Election Day.

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Janeane Garofalo performs stand-up comedy at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University on Saturday, November 5.

Photo by: Steven Dewall.

Stony Brook, NY - October 7, 2016 - Janeane Garofalo takes the Staller Center Recital Hall stage at Stony Brook University for two performances on Saturday, November 5, just in time for Election Day. Known for her acerbic wit and deadpan cynicism, Garofalo’s 8:00 pm show sold out soon after it was announced. Staller Center has added a second 10:30 pm show. Tickets are still available for the 10:30 show for $42 online or at (631) 632-ARTS [2787].

Janeane Garofalo burst on the scene in 1992 and is known for memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television. Films include The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Dogma, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Reality Bites and more recently, Little Boxes. Television appearances include “The Ben Stiller Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” among many others.

In a review of her recent stand-up performance in Dallas, Brentney Hamilton of GuideLive noted, “Garofalo's views are blatant…onstage she doesn't court controversy so much as occasionally express what seem to be deeply held convictions. If anything, that aligns her with comedy's hottest contemporary tastemakers: Think Amy Schumer's raunch feminism, or Aziz Ansari's salient conversations about cultural diversity.”

A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane Garofalo’s unflinching honesty has inspired laughs as well as striking a chord with the left, right, and everyone in between. Garofalo was instrumental in launching the liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, “The Majority Report.” Audiences should be prepared for some much needed comedy and Garofalo’s well-informed opinions.