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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.

The Best of 'Inside Amy Schumer's First Season

The reason why Inside Amy Schumer seemed to work since the show premiered, and the reason why the entire first season ended up being a success, is because it felt like all of the sketches clearly represented the vision of the star of the show, no matter which writer or writers were responsible. Schumer's established artistic scope is a very appealing one — Amy engages her audience with a ribald vocabulary, yet after you hear two or more setups and punchlines it's clear that she is more than vulnerable. She constantly doubts herself, using one eye to wink at the fun she's having through being single while using [...]

Tig Notaro Is Releasing an Expanded Version of Her Largo 'LIVE' Set

Record label Secretly Canadian announced today that they're releasing an expanded CD version of Tig Notaro's acclaimed Largo performance from last year, during which she discussed her cancer diagnosis and a number of personal tragedies that had befallen her during that year in an emotional, raw, and funny set. The performance achieved acclaim from Notaro's peers Ed Helms (who called it "One of the most amazing stand-up sets I've ever seen"), Bill Burr ("made me feel like I was an open miker. Absolute genius!"), and Louis C.K. ("in 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night [...]

'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 [...]

Watch Tig Notaro's Video for Rookie's 'Ask a Grown Woman'

Here's a bunch of advice for teenage girls from comedian Tig Notaro as a part of Rookie magazine's series Ask a Grown Woman. Her main piece of advice? Lying about your grandmother having a bunny farm.

Tig Notaro Wants to Perform in Your Backyard for Her Upcoming Showtime Documentary

Showtime has just greenlit a new documentary called Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro, one that'll follow around the comic for her tour later this summer as she stages private shows in fans' barns, living rooms, back yards, driveways, and any other area they have access to that can fit some friends to watch some comedy. It'll also include "guest appearances from her famous and funny friends," of which she has many. Sounds like fun! And hey, you can be involved if you wanna have Tig perform at your pad. Just head to TigRoadtrip.com and pitch her on just why you should host her.

Tig Notaro's Late Night Talk Show Sounds Amazing

Esquire has a great feature out today, in which they interviewed a bunch of comedians about what their version of a late night talk show would be. In addition to interesting pitches from Jeff Garlin, Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner, Scott Adsit, and John Lutz, they heard from Tig Notaro, who already filmed her ideal late night show as a pilot for the cable channel Logo two years ago. Based on her live LA show Tig Has Friends, the pilot was produced by Sarah Silverman and featured the stars of Mad Men showing off their hidden talents, but Logo didn't pick up the show for some reason. Here's Notaro [...]

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.

Tig Notaro Books Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Herself and More for The Betzen Ball

The Bentzen Ball, the Washington DC comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro, returns again this October 10 through 13 with an awesome looking line-up. Hosted by DC online mag Brightest Young Things, opening night features Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Dore, found footage gurus Everything Is Terrible, and Tig herself, while closing night's show will feature Ira Glass and friends. Tickets to those shows are available now, and more shows will be announced soon.

Tig began curating The Bentzen Ball, named after a Danish doctor who supposedly laughed so hard while watching A Fish Called Wanda that he died, in 2009 after the city's DCcomedyFest died. After her – to put [...]

'Conan' Gave Tig Notaro a Camera Crew Yesterday

Here's Tig Notaro's first-ever remote segment on Conan, in which she goes around to various businesses in LA and tries to get them to hang her autographed headshot on the wall. She has much better luck than Chris Gethard, who tried a similar thing for IFC last year but couldn't get any businesses to take his headshot, proving that it's way easier to get a headshot hung up in LA than it is in New Jersey. Also, calling Sarah Silverman on speakerphone in front of the store owner doesn't hurt.