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Tig Notaro            

Grammy Award-Nominated Stand-Up Comic, Writer & Radio Contributor; Breast Cancer Survivor

Mathilde "Tig" Notaro is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comic and breast cancer survivor.

Notaro was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and raised by her single mother in Pass Christian, MS. During hot summer days, her artistic and free-spirited mother would feed the children all three meals at once, then hose down their diapered bodies in highchairs to cut back on cooking and cleaning, leaving more time for her to paint donkeys on the outside of their house. The family eventually moved to Texas, where they gained a step-father who provided structure and alas… a house with no donkeys painted on the walls.

While serving time in a Texas high school, Notaro failed three grades by entertaining classmates rather than entertaining the notion of a successful academic career. She decided to drop out of school in 9th grade and move to Denver, where she worked briefly in the music industry before moving to LA to lodge herself firmly into the world of comedy.

Notaro and her wife/writing partner Stephanie Allynne sold the screenplay for the film First Ladies to Netflix, with Jennifer Aniston attached to star as the first female President of the United States, and Notaro starring as the First Lady. Notaro also appeared opposite Octavia Spencer in the Paramount Pictures comedy Instant Family.

For two seasons, Notaro wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical Amazon series "One Mississippi," which she co-created with Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody. The series yielded several award nominations, including WGA, GLAAD and The Critic's Choice Awards.

In 2013, Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, the #1 selling comedy album of 2012. Notaro was also nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award for her 2015 HBO special "Boyish Girl Interrupted." She received a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig. Her memoir, "I’m Just a Person," is a New York Times Bestseller.

Notaro hosts "Under A Rock," a show that plays off her own lack of pop culture knowledge, where she cannot recognize her famous guests. So far the show has featured James Van Der Beek, Julie Bowen and Wyclef Jean, none of whom Notaro recognized.

Notaro is a favorite on numerous talk shows, including "Ellen," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," and "Conan." She is also a frequent public radio contributor. Notaro continues to tour internationally and in her time off, Notaro enjoys bird-watching with Stephanie, their twin sons, and cat, Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.

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Why Tig Notaro's HBO Special is Unlike Any Comedy Special You've Ever Seen

The comedian talks about her path to the playful, glib, and ultimately life-affirming HBO special everyone will be talking about...

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Over a four-month period in 2012, comedian Tig Notaro experienced an epic string of misfortune: She suffered a bout of the deadly bacterial infection C Diff.

Tig Notaro Documentary Coming to Netflix | Variety

Netflix will premiere film “Tig” — about Tig Notaro, comedian and cancer survivor — on July 17, adding to its lineup of documentaries. “Tig” is about how Notaro ...

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