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Review: Tig Notaro “Happy To Be Here” on Netflix

I’ve read more than one thinkpiece (please don’t try that at home or anywhere else, for that matter) that compared Hannah Gadsby’s brilliant one-woman show, Nanette, to Tig Notaro’s performance at Largo when she first revealed she had cancer. All of which only makes me appreciate Notaro’s own 2018 Netflix special even more. Called Happy To Be Here, the hour finds Notaro successfully on the other side of tragedy and health scares. So, as I wrote in my review for Decider, she can delightfully return to her wickedly dry sense of humor without needing an emotionally cathartic beat. Although...

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2016 New York Comedy Festival headlined by Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Dane Cook, Trevor Noah, Tig Notaro, Tim Minchin

The New York Comedy Festival unveiled its list of headlining acts for 2016, including Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron and Tig Notaro, all performing at Carnegie Hall; Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt and Tim Minchin, all at the Beacon Theater; Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden; Bridget Everett and T.J. Miller at Town Hall; Eric André, who will take the stage at Carolines on Broadway for a four-night engagement; and Cameron Esposito performs at NYU Skirball Center. The 13th annual New York Comedy Festival takes place Nov. 1-6, 2016. “We’re thrilled to have such...

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Toronto’s JFL42 2016 includes Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Roseanne Barr, Anthony Jeselnik, Demetri Martin and Chris D’Elia

Just For Laughs has announced the lineup for its fifth annual edition of JFL42, a 42-show headliner stand-up comedy festival held at the end of September in Toronto. Getting top billing in 2016? Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Roseanne Barr, Anthony Jeselnik, Demetri Martin and Chris D’Elia. Of course, so many of these other comedians could be highlighted at the top, too! Maria Bamford, Craig Robinson, Natasha Leggero, Margaret Cho, Jim Norton, Todd Barry, Neal Brennan, Emo Philips, Andy Kindler, Ron Funches, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, and more. JFL42 this year runs from Sept. 22 through Oct....

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Amazon orders Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” and two other new comedies, renews “Red Oaks”

Christmas came early to the latest batch of pilot contenders for Amazon Studios, as the retail giant that’s now an award-winning competitor to the other streaming, cable and broadcast TV networks has ordered three new comedies, including Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, and also renewed rookie 1980s throwback comedy Red Oaks. Here are the descriptions for the three new series coming to Amazon Prime in 2016 (in alphabetical order): Highston Highston Liggetts (newcomer Lewis Pullman) is a 19-year-old with a wide circle of celebrity friends—that only he can see. His parents, Jean (Mary Lynn Rajskub, 24), and Wilbur (Chris Parnell, Saturday Night Live)...

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Bentzen Ball 2015 ends with a surprise guest from curator Tig Notaro

The Bentzen Ball, an annual comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro and presented by Brightest Young Things since 2009, was an unequivocal smash hit this past weekend in Washington, D.C. From the moment it began on Thursday with an all-star lineup sitting on the sofa with Dr. Katz (Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo and Morgan Murphy joined Notaro for sessions with Jonathan Katz), all the way to a surprisingly emotional and hysterically funny closing night session of “Tig and Friends” on Sunday, fans from inside and outside the Beltway were clapping, cheering and delivering standing ovations. The biggest drop-in surprise...

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