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Tig Notaro is a comic to watch who is veteran, unique and has some impressive credits. From Jackson, Mississippi, she has worked her way up through the hard-fought world of the L.A. comedy scene and has a great penchant for campus shows. "They're so much fun and it's so relaxed. College students seem to be the most accepting audience and provide a little bit more leeway for me as a comic to be looser and more experimental."
Most often noted as a good friend of Sarah Silverman, Tig (given the nickname by her brother as a child), has been featured as "Officer Tig" on "The Sarah Silverman Program," her own Comedy Central Presents half hour special and "Last Comic Standing." "It's been amazing to work on so many cool projects and meet so many great people. I've been able to do so much more in my career from just being in the right place or forming relationship with the right person. I look at campuses the same way."
On August 2, she released her debut album entitled Good One. Containing well-crafted and ridiculous material touching on subjects like Tig's family tree, Mexican hotel door signs, birthing a dinosaur, and how 90s pop singer Taylor Dayne is the easiest person in the world to run into, amongst other things.
Tig has had recurring roles on several TV Shows. Besides playing "Officer Tig" on Comedy Central's "The Sarah Silverman Program," she was a series regular on ABC's "In the Motherhood," opposite Cheryl Hines and Megan Mullally. Most recently, Tig Guest Starred on NBC's "Community" and is slated to appear on HBO's animated series, "The Life and Times of Tim."
She is currently working with Sarah Silverman on a TV adaptation of her popular regular show at LA's Largo Theater,"Tig Has Friends." Tig's new weekly podcast Professor Blastoff, through The Earwolf Network, premiered at #1 on iTunes May 2, 2011.
Tig has performed stand-up on her own half hour special on Comedy Central, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and "The Benson Interruption." Tig appears regularly at some of the most reputable comedy and music festivals around the world such as SXSW, Montreal Just For Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sketchfest and Bumbershoot. This summer Tig performed at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and The Sled Island Festival.
"Tig is so funny. She is so comfortable on stage and takes her time like a master. She has the timing of Bob Newhart and the body of a tiny lumberjack. It's so fun to watch her. She's funny without even saying a word. She just has that thing and it's hilarious"-SARAH SILVERMAN
BOOK IT! For more information on bringing Tig Notaro to your campus, contact Kate Edmonds at JOEY EDMONDS Presents at 818-426-1279; firstname.lastname@example.org LINKS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.