And it seems to blow peoples' minds when you say that.”“Paying attention to news, paying attention to politics, those things are important to me as I've gotten older.What isn't important is how fat I am and my face falling, that I don't have a man in my life, those things magazines waste a lot of time on.”Janeane Garofalo was born on September 28, 1964, in Newton, New Jersey, with her family relocating to Houston, Texas, during her adolescence.
Along with comedian Sam Seder, Garofalo co-hosted the talk-radio show Majority Report on Air America between 20, at the height of the Iraq War. To tell you the truth, I didn’t understand that, fully, that people that were in comedy are just like anyone else. Q: That answers my follow-up question, which is what happened when you found out that it wasn’t the safeguard you had fantasized it would be? So, in my child’s mind I thought, “Here’s what you do so you don’t have to do that. Don’t have a yard.” All these things I thought would be a safeguard against a repetition of certain aspects of my past, which were not very happy. I did get to meet him, which was a delight, and he’s a very nice man. I thought it was a safeguard against an unhappy life. And I also was, and still am in a lot of ways, frightened of life. And again, I did not have a terrible childhood, I am not saying poor me, but there were definitely elements to it I would not want to repeat. I always knew I never wanted to be married, have children, live in the suburbs, own a home, because I also thought not doing those things would be a safeguard against some of the pitfalls of family life.Q: Do you second-guess the choices that you’ve made? As much as I enjoy other people’s children, my dogs have always been for me and my boyfriend our babies. But we both are very certain that not having married when we were younger and having children when we were younger was the right thing to do. I, myself, am past that age of childbearing and I don’t think I’ve ever really doubted that decision. I think a lot of people feel a lot of pressure to live a certain way or to achieve somebody else’s dream of what a fulfilled life should look like. Not that they don’t love their children, but there’s a great many people I’ve met over the years who I think have come to the realization it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The first one being, which I have no control over is, you know, the ’90s were very good for me.