Janeane Garofalo: If You Will - Live in Seattle [Blu-ray]
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As a huge stand-up comedy fan, I've come to realize that the best stand-up comics possess a courageous willingness to reveal the worst, most embarrassing, pathetic, sad, and human parts of themselves. It's only after exposing themselves in this raw way will the audience permit their ruthless critiques of others, and society at large. In "If You Will" Janeane continues to expose her personal insecurities, vanity, bodily functions, and humiliating experiences. She talks about her past alcohol abuse ("my boyfriend met me when I was still drinking, and so he was under the impression that I was fun and spontaneous"), her overeating, her being often mistaken for a Jewish lesbian ("Whenever people say that, I say 'you're giving me too much credit' "), her lack of interest in sex, and critics who describe her as someone "difficult to love" or "the kind of person you cross the street to avoid."
After thoroughly skewering herself, Janeane does spend some time talking about broader issues (politics, religion, the youth of today) and her opinions on such things are what make her such a polarizing figure, and such a target for those who disagree with her. But her riffs on kids hooked on social media ("I am no stranger to narcissism, but at least I have the decency to hate myself"), her religious upbringing, the self-righteousness of her child-rearing friends, and her secret dream of being a highly functioning alcoholic are some of her funniest moments.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hadn't seen any stand-up from Janeane in many years and oddly felt like I had lost touch with an old friend. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ray Light
I like watching her and she is so funny to me. I got it on 11/08/14 and thank you.Published 19 months ago by William Summit
I love Janeane! The DVD came quick and it didn't disappoint at all. Her humor and wit is right up my ally. Love love loved this purchase!!Published on May 28, 2013 by Missxdamnesia