What Constitutes Overacting? Janeane Garofalo Breaks It Down For You!

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At last night's hilarious Assdance awards (for outrageous short films) at Bowery Poetry Club, Janeane Garofalo took the stage to present an honor for Best Overacting By A Female Lead.

She told the crowd:

"Think Elizabeth Berkley.

"Or Jennifer Lopez when she's trying to laugh like a human would laugh.

"Angelina Jolie in her paint-by-numbers portrayal of a crazy person in Girl Interrupted.

"Rebecca De Mornay in the short-lived John From Cincinnati.

"Or Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York.

"Yes, that was Daniel Day-Lewis, so he could get away with it. When you've had left foot issues in Ireland, you get street cred in Five Points."

Anyway, the award went to Tanya O'Debra, whom the trophy man started groping, soon following that by planting a messy kiss on Garofalo as host Reverend Jen joked that he was fired.

(More likely, he'd be eligible for an Assdance award.)

To her credit, Garofalo didn't overact--or overreact--at all, instead dealing a swift, sudden response.

"The joke's on him," she deadpanned. "I've got herpes."

Pause.

"No, wait, it's in my vagina."


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13 comments
Melinda9
Melinda9

I enjoy her take on things; she speaks the truth.

veep
veep

Sounds like a great time. Congrats to Courtney Sell and Rev Jen -- hope it becomes an annual event.

VonD
VonD

As far over-actors go, don't forget my dear Jennifer Hudson (love goddess as a singer, but) and Madonna, who is a horrible actress, and Callista Flockhart, and...oh the list is so long, it makes my brain hurt.

(Jeanne Garofalo is so over. She's also not nice like Marquess Musto when you run into her out in public. I once saw her years ago, in Washington Square Park, and politely said hello and praised her. Gag, she hurled daggers at me, for being nice. She's Stank with a capital "S," chile.)

Hasbeen Garafalo
Hasbeen Garafalo

hasbeen garafalo wishes she was still an actress....instead of a hasbeen.

dsmith
dsmith

Looking back, Bill the Butcher and his political beliefs would  feel right at home with neocons Sarah Palin and Bill Kristol.

Vivi
Vivi

Rebecca DeMornay in wha??? I missed that one.

Tipper
Tipper

Daniel Day Lewis was so horribly hammy in that movie, I was amazed when he started wining awards.

billyjoe
billyjoe

To paraphrase the late Bea Arthur...she's not your fucking grandmother.

Musto
Musto

Oh hush. She was misused by the business and then did very well as a political commentator, for which the business punished her even more. She's talented.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

 Right! They're so "Amurican"!

PS - I grew up in SC...Greenwood...born in NYC (Bronx).

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

She & Margaret Cho both uglied up their bodies with excessive tattoos and in the process got less and less funny.

dsmith
dsmith

Great! My wife is originally from Greenvile and I'm from Marion,SC. We're currently living at Murrells Inlet.

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