Sometimes it's near-impossible to separate actors, writers, and personalities from shows or movies When we think of Janeane Garofalo, we think of Heather Mooney, her totally badass character in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. She's a chain-smoking outcast who dresses in head-to-toe black, takes no shit, and has a perma-scowl. Later we found her equally stellar on The Larry Sanders Show. All this is to say: Since high school, she's sort of been our hero.
Of course, the two are not one and the same. And when Garofalo comes to Stand Up Live for a one-night-only stand-up performance, we'll get a little more insight into our sorta role model. Also on the marquee that evening will be Greg Behrendt, who influenced us maybe not equally but certainly in his former role as a script consultant for Sex and the City.
The double-headlining night starts 7 p.m. Sunday, January 12, at 50 West Jefferson Street. For tickets ($25), visit www.standuplive.com or call 480-719-6100.