She may be a big fancy star now, but once upon a time, the germ of comedy was planted in Tig Notaro while she was working as a music promoter right here in town. When I was living in Denver, I was really itching to perform, says the comic, who originally dabbled in guitar and drums but couldnt work up the nerve to get on stage. It was something I couldnt ignore much longer.
That itch eventually took her to Los Angeles and her bone-dry deadpan standup, which in turn led her to such illustrious credits as a recurring role on the Sarah Silverman Program and a recent appearance on NBCs Community, plus appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Current projects include developing a variety show with Siverman, whom she calls a close friend, and cutting an album ― another example of her ties to the music industry. (Notaro is the only comedian on her label, an indie outfit called Secretly Canadian.)
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Fittingly, she'll make making an appearance tonight not at a comedy club, but at the hi-dive, 7 South Broadway. The 21+ show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets run $12; for more information, visit www.hi-dive.com.
Thu., Jan. 13, 2011