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Tig Notaro Wants to Be Next Year's Oscars Host

This year's Oscars ceremony was…well, not so good, so before the Academy starts planning next year's big comeback, standup Tig Notaro has offered her services as 2016's potential Oscars host. Notaro posted an open letter to the Academy on her website this week titled "Tig Notaro To Host 2016 Oscars," in which she outlines 11 reasons why she'd make a great Oscars host. Here are some highlights:

  • I’ve been known to perform topless just like Mr. NPH did.
  • I live relatively close to the theater and wouldn’t be late.
  • I’m drop-dead cute in a suit.
  • Several years back I was hired by comedian Aziz Ansari for [...]

HBO Orders a Standup Special from Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro is headed to HBO. The network announced yesterday that Notaro will star in her first HBO comedy special, which will tape before a live audience sometime later this year. "Tig Notaro is a ‘comedian’s comedian,’ whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike," said HBO exec Michael Lombardo on the news. "I’m so happy that we will be able to introduce this remarkable performer to a larger audience." The name and location of Notaro's standup special have not yet been revealed.

Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, and Andy Daly Have a Fascinating Discussion About Bread

If you ever wanted to enjoy Chris Hardwick's show Talking Dead but would prefer to learn more about delicious carb-based goodies instead of a zombie show you don't watch, Conan has now made that happen. Sadly most television shows don't have the courage required to discuss this hard-hitting topic, but with some help from Tig Notaro and Andy Daly, Hardwick gives bread the spotlight it so richly deserves.

Tig Notaro Paid Craig Ferguson a Visit Last Night

Tig Notaro was a guest on last night's Late Late Show, where she had a chat with her fellow comedy Grammy nominee Craig Ferguson about her famous 2012 Largo standup set, her plan to sweep this year's Grammys, and Paula Poundstone's ping pong tournaments. It's a wonderfully mellow watch.

Tig Notaro and Kumail Nanjiani Visit Natasha Leggero's Hot Tub

Here's the latest episode of Natasha Leggero's JASH talk show Tubbin' with Tash, in which she and sidekick Pig Bottom (Moshe Kasher) are visited by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Tig Notaro, who insists on keeping her suit on in the hot tub.

Watch a Lengthy and Candid Conversation with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman

Comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman both have projects at the Sundance Film Festival this year — Notaro is the subject of a new documentary called Tig and Silverman stars in a drama called I Smile Back — and The New York Times sat down with both of them for a lengthy discussion on their careers, taking on dramatic roles, and Notaro's recent shirtless standup performance in New York: "Make no mistake: This is a stunt. I want people to talk about my comedy, about cancer, about body issues. If I had a scar on my face, nobody would make me put a bag over my head — hopefully." [...]

'The New Yorker' Profiles Tig Notaro's Topless NYC Standup Set

"She is a deadpan comedian of the driest vintage, and her face remained stolid. The patches of the audience that were stunned into silence alternated with the patches that were seized by deep, hoarse laughter, resulting in weird patterns of wave interference. Notaro is thin. She stood with her shoulders slightly hunched, her ribs visible, her lack of breasts visible, her surgery scars visible. 'Naked onstage' is a classic premise for an anxiety dream, and the moment felt surreal. So it’s true that she doesn’t wear a bra. Is this being filmed? Is this actually happening?"

- The New Yorker profiles Tig Notaro's standup set last night at The [...]

Watch Tig Notaro Do Standup on 'Conan'

Conan O'Brien kicked off his week of shows in Dallas last night, and the lovely Tig Notaro was on hand to deliver a five-minute standup set that covers everything from firetrucks and gross jokes about swimming with diarrhea to making her boobs so mad at her that they got together and conspired to kill her in retaliation.

Tig Notaro Is Hosting a New Web Talk Show for 'EW'

Entertainment Weekly debuted this new web series hosted by comedian Tig Notaro today. Called Up Close with Tig Notaro, it's a talk show in which Notaro interviews people while physically on top of or underneath them and you can check it out here. Up Close is a nine-part series, with guests like Sarah Chalke and Jack Black lined up for future installments. Community star Gillian Jacobs is Notaro's interviewee in today's debut episode.

Watch the Sarah Silverman Pilot That NBC Didn't Pick Up

In 2012, NBC passed on Sarah Silverman's pitot Susan 313, about a woman moving back into her old apartment following a breakup. This morning, Silverman's YouTube network Jash has posted the entire pilot, with a very sweet intro from Silverman. The pilot also stars Tig Notaro, Harris Wittels, June Diane Raphael, and guest star Jeff Goldblum as her ex.

'Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro' Airs April 17th on Showtime

In addition to an upcoming HBO standup special, Tig Notaro has another big television event slated for this year when Showtime airs her new documentary Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro. The network revealed at TCA today that the special, which followed Notaro on her 2013 summer standup tour at fans' homes, is set to air on Friday, April 17th.

Tig Notaro Announces 'Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour' Dates

Tig Notaro is going on tour. THR reports that Notaro has announced a new tour called Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour, which will make stops in Toronto, Dallas, New York, Denver, San Diego, and more and feature a brand new hour of Notaro's material. Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour makes the first live tour for Notaro since her wildly successful 2012 album Live, which went up for sale on Louis C.K.'s website. "It's embarrassing how happy I am," Notaro told THR. "I don't have a complaint in the world." Here's what she said when asked about the material we can expect from her new tour:

I touch briefly on [...]

'Conan' Will Air a Week of Shows in Dallas Featuring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Tig Notaro, and More

Here's a promo for Conan's week of shows in Dallas, which will take place at the Magestic Theater from March 31st through April 3rd, right before the NCAA Final Four and National Championship. Here's the full lineup, which includes a bunch of dudes plus the wonderful Tig Notaro:

Monday, March 31: Adam Sandler and comedian Tig Notaro Tuesday, April 1: Seth Rogen and musical guest Phillip Phillips Wednesday, April 2: Simon Helberg and musical guest Eli Young Band Thursday April 3: Charles Barkley

Tig Notaro, Stephen Colbert, and More Earn Grammy Nominations

The 2014 Grammy nominations were announced on Friday night, and that includes a couple comedy categories. Tig Notaro scored a nomination for Best Comedy Album for her release Live, which was recorded last August and involved her discussing her recent breast cancer diagnosis and other recent hardships to much acclaim. The ceremony will be held January 26th in LA. Here's the full list of comedy nominees:

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert Carrie And Me – Carol Burnett Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal Best Comedy [...]