Five reasons to see Tig Notaro live!

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade (and, if that’s the case, let me say that I am truly sorry; if you don’t mind my asking, what were the circumstances that led to that horrible living situation? PM me!) Tig is one of the smartest, funniest, and most celebrated comics working today. And now, she’s returning to Austin on Tuesday October 16th to perform at the historic Paramount Theatre as part of her Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour! Here now are five reasons why you should see Tig Notaro live.

 

1. Comedians adore her.  Louis CK famously said she gave “one of the greatest stand-up performances I’ve ever seen.”

2. She’s been on your favorite TV shows. She’s made memorable appearances on The Sarah Silverman Show, The Office, Conan, The Amy Schumer Show, Transparent and many more.

3. She puts on a good show wherever she performs. In 2006-2007, Tig performed as part of a series of house concerts across the country in the living rooms, basements, rooftops, garages, backyards, lofts and barns of fans. Look for Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, a documentary about her experience, on Showtime.

4. She hosts a hilarious podcast.  Professor Blastoff is an amazing podcast that features her longtime writing partner Kyle Dunnigan and former Austin resident David Huntsberger.

5. She’s an amazing writer. She’s a regular on This American Life with Ira Glass and has contributed to The Moth storytelling series. Other writing credits include The Emmys hosted by Jane Lynch and The MTV Movie Awards hosted by Aziz Ansari.

Tickets for Tig Notaro’s Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour are on sale now! She performs Thursday October 16th at the Paramount Theatre in Austin (tix).

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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