'My Footprint' explains why you might see comedian Jeff Garlin on the bus these days
April 24, 2010 | 5:01 pm
And that's where the bus comes in. Garlin read a few excerpts about his attempt to ride the bus for 30 days in an effort to live a greener lifestyle. His reading of course felt more like a stand-up routine. When a woman tried to quietly sneak out of the session — committing the biggest sin possible against a comedian with a microphone in his hand — Garlin noticed but decided to play it friendly: “Now is the time for questions … or to leave,” he said, pointing.
Initially he said he was going to read his book and then answer questions "about absolutely anything." The audience took his joke a little too seriously, as the first questioner asked him how to get a cheaper subscription to the Los Angeles Times, which prompted Garlin to suggest the “Swedenborg Bookroom Spirituality” booth. Amid escalating laughter, Garlin asked for any last questions, and fellow stand-up comedian Jeffrey Ross rose to ask: “Which person was following his discussion [at the festival]?” Of course, it was Ross, author of "I Only Roast the Ones I Love."
— Joshua Sandoval is a television producer, most recently on “Latino 101.”
Photo: Jeff Garlin reads from his book Saturday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Credit: Joshua Sandoval