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- Posted on Jun 13th 2008 11:30AM by Benjy Eisen
Backstage before her first set, Garofalo told Spinner that comedy and music has always mixed, going back to the 1960s and '70s when comedians would open up for acts like Ritchie Havens. But, she says, the two have to make sense together. "If it's Zach Galifianakis, it has to be a cool band like My Morning Jacket," she says. (Of course, both Galifianakis and the Jacket are performers at this year's 'Roo).
As for her own show at Bonnaroo, Garofalo -- much like many of the other comedians here -- jokes that she just came for the drugs. "I was hoping to get in on the ground floor," she says. "I missed it as a youth and now that I'm middle-aged, I really would like to get into it with both feet. I'd like to start slow, maybe with some Vicodin and Percocets. And then, what's it called, POT? Am I pronouncing that correctly? I've heard about it and I'd really like to start getting involved with those things and recapture my youth."
During her set that followed, Garofalo revealed that she, in fact, doesn't even drink alcohol anymore. But, apparently, she'll say anything for a laugh. Mission accomplished.