Every Thursday, celebrate #TBT with us as we open the vault to share photos of Bravolebrities before they were famous—or revisit memorable moments from our shows. This week, we’re throwing it back to some of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce star Janeane Garofalo’s definitive comedic performances.
Recently, Bravo viewers have come to love Janeane Garofalo as Lyla, Abby McCarthy’s witty, ball-busting gal pal, on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, but the Emmy-nominated comedian has been keeping us in stitches for years.
From small screen gigs on The West Wing, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live to big-screen parts in Wet Hot American Summer, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and Reality Bites, Janeane’s impact on pop culture is unquestionable. But, in case you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve compiled a few clips from some of Janeane’s classic roles.
Her first national TV exposure was an appearance as a stand-up comic on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour.
It’s clear in this later stand-up bit that she’s continued to hone her knack for laughs.
She wasn't just hilarious doing stand-up—who could forget her role as Heather Mooney in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion?
And, of course, no tribute to Janeane could be complete without paying homage to her role as Beth, the sidesplitting summer camp director in Wet Hot American Summer.
Whether playing the lead, or just popping up in a cameo, Janeane has helped many films and shows become American classics. Her turn as Lyla in GG2D is no exception.