"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?"
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.
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.
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 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 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:
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
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 [...]
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.
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 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.
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.
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 [...]
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