Hey, did you hear the one about the comedian who was married for two decades and had no idea? Yeah, it’s no joke: According to Page Six, Janeane Garofalo says she married Rob Cohen, a writer on “The Ben Stiller Show,” in Las Vegas as a joke in the ’90s and didn’t realize it was legit.
“Rob and I got married, for real, which we had to have a notary dissolve not 30 minutes before we got here tonight,” Garofalo says Saturday (Nov. 10) at a New York Comedy Festival reunion for the series. “We were married for 20 years until this evening.”
She continues, “We dated for a year, and we got married at a drive-through chapel in a cab. [We thought] you have to go down to the courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew? We were married, and apparently now that [Rob] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something.”
Cohen, who went on to produce “The Big Bang Theory,” is now engaged to Jill Leiderman, a producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”