Tig Notaro Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
A comic's comic, Tig Notaro's stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. A stand-up comic, writer and radio comedy star, Tig Notaro is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. for an evening of her crowd-pleasing brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her feature film debut in In a World and her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane (which helped catapult Tig's career) to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become "instantly legendary" with many comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series.
According to Tig, she dropped out "while serving time" in a Texas high school, after failing classes due to her entertaining classmates rather than entertaining the notion of a successful academic career. This is when she first lodged herself into the world of comedy. Since then, Tig has appeared in a number of television shows and most notably as "Officer Tig" in The Sarah Silverman Program and has guest starred on The Office, Community, In the Motherhood (with Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines) and on many other comedy shows and specials. This counterintuitive comedian has also had her own half-hour special: Comedy Central Presents Tig and is a regular on Conan. Tig has become a regular on PRI's This American Life with Ira Glass. Tig's writing credits include The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Jane Lynch and The 2010 MTV Movie Awards hosted by Aziz Ansari.
Kudos from all parts for her latest albumTig Notaro: Live "... an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them." -- Louis C.K. "It's an amazing, uncomfortable document, as Notaro relates her recent?run of tragedy"..-- Rolling Stone. "Notaro is a master of the art of counterintuitive comedy..." -- LA Times. "It's a startling release; one that redefines the boundaries of what?comedy can achieve." -- The Guardian. "Live is the human condition, bone-weary and candid, placed before us without fanfare by one of our era's most incisive and big-hearted wits; Live is the quietest triumph, a grief-borne obelisk displaying the strength of the human spirit better than any wilderness-survival memoir could hope to; Live is big-eyed, raw and grateful; Live is unbelievably funny." -- eMusic
For tickets ($30), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.