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Tig Notaro      

Grammy Award-Nominated Stand-Up Comic, Writer & Radio Contributor; Known for her Comedy Album "Live," Where She Announced She Had Cancer Onstage

Tig (affectionately named by her brother as a child) was born in Jackson, MS 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, Tig 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.

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

For two seasons, Tig 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, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, the number one selling comedy album of 2012. Tig 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.

Tig 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 Tig recognized.

Tig 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. Tig continues to tour internationally, selling out Carnegie Hall in 2016. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird-watching with Stephanie, their twin sons, and cat, Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.


TV Tig Notaro's New Comedy Special Is Amazing (And a Bit Dark)

Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro follows Notaro and fellow standup Jon Dore on a weeklong tour.

[VIDEO] Tig Notaro's Netflix Special 'Tig' | Variety

It's been nearly three years since comedian Tig Notaro took the stage at Los Angeles' Largo theater to announce to her audience: “Good evening. Hello.

Tig Notaro's Powerful Message About Learning To Embrace The ...

Tig Notaro has never been afraid to tackle her cancer head on. Her now- legendary 2012 stand-up set -- which she performed days after she got a breast cancer ...


The comedian talks to Co.Create about coping not only with cancer and an array of terrible setbacks, but the overwhelming attention she got for her now-legendary Largo gig, and what she learned from chronicling her terrible year in a doc.

Kentucky filmmaker documents Tig Notaro's crises and comedy
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...

Tig Notaro on finding comedy in cancer and the set that changed her ...

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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