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About Tig Notaro

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 new 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 at the tender age of 43 and move to Denver, CO., where she worked briefly in the music industry before moving to LA to lodge herself firmly into the always fun and always easy world of comedy.

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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 new 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 at the tender age of 43 and move to Denver, CO., where she worked briefly in the music industry before moving to LA to lodge herself firmly into the always fun and always easy world of comedy.

Since getting her start in stand-up back in 1498, Tig has appeared in a number of television shows. She is most well-known as "Officer Tig" on Comedy Central's THE SARAH SILVEMAN PROGRAM. In previous years, Tig played "Rhoda" on the ABC sitcom IN THE MOTHERHOOD (with Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines), "Leigh-Roy" on Comedy Central's critically acclaimed DOG BITES MAN (with Zach Galifianakis), was a recurring guest-host on AMC's MOVIES AT OUR HOUSE, had her own half-hour special, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS TIG. She has also performed on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, NBC's LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY, ABC's COMICS UNLEASED, Comedy Central's PREMIUM BLEND and on Showtime's series LIVE NUDE COMEDY!

In 2006-2007, Tig performed as part of The Crackpot Comedy Tour, a series of house concerts across the country in the living rooms, basements, rooftops, garages, backyards, lofts and barns of fans. The tour features rotating guest comics and local MCs in each town with occasional surprise celebrity drop-ins. Tig also completed, "Have Tig at Your Party," her DVD that features her standing still for an hour and speaking infrequently into the camera, in hopes of blending into any party once you press play. A la the burning log in the fireplace video. "Have Tig at Your Party" also includes an infomercial with testimonials from fellow actors and comedians about what it was like to actually have had Tig at their parties. Over the years, Tig has also worked on various short films funded by director Sam Raimi (Spider-man, Evil Dead, Simple Plan), and started the highly unknown and unsuccessful, "ZeroDollarsAndZeroSenseProductions" with her producing partner and childhood friend, Beth Schorr.

Just when you thought Tig couldn't do anymore, she did. This time in the form of comedy festivals. Montreal's Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, Bumbershoot in Seattle, SF SketchFest, SXSW in Austin, Vancouver Comedy Festival, Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, The Chicago Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, The DC Comedy Festival, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Telluride Comedy Festival,Toyota Comedy Festival in NYC, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Marshall's Women in Comedy Festival in LA, The Cat's Laugh Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland and in 2009 produced her own festival "The Bentzen Ball" in Washington, DC.

*On a side note, She has also been known to frequent county fairs. Totally unrelated to any and all of the above information.

These days, Tig performs regularly at the Hollywood Improv, the UCB Theater, and Largo at The Coronet Theater in her monthly show, "Tig Notaro and Friends"?.. and of course, headlining clubs, colleges, theaters, and living rooms across the universe.

Tig currently resides in Venice Beach, CA, on the same street as Julia Roberts, but in a much smaller house.