The crowd at Bostons Wilbur Theatre gives Tig Notaro the standing ovation she both intimates and deserves. The audiences roaring laughter ends Tigs one hour set for her HBO special, and, sure enough, concertgoers rise and applaud, an example of Tigs ability to connect to her fans through a sharp, dry wit and the hilarious payoff of her deadpan jokes.


The special, Boyish Girl Interrupted (out August 19th), available through Secretly Canadian, is now the follow-up album to Tigs Grammy-nominated sophomore release, LIVE.


Known for her distinctive storytelling and offbeat sense of humor, Tig, at first, draws highly on personal experiences, speaking frankly and incisively about her fight with cancer, the death of her mother, her family and her wife. Notaro then seamlessly lightens topics with stories about one particularly terrible performance in Vegas; a search for the perfect Santa Claus; her favorite laugh noises; introducing her wife to some overzealous Mississippi relatives; TSA screenings; flying in a small plane; unusual public signs; and again standing ovations; and much, much more.


In other Tig news, her memoir, I’m Just a Person, was just released on the HarperCollins imprint Ecco, and her new series One Mississippi, is premiering soon on Amazon.



  1. The Rug
  2. Vegas
  3. Where’s Tig?
  4. Searching for Santa
  5. Laugh Noises
  6. Mississippi Relatives
  7. Tombstone
  8. Cancer
  9. TSA
  10. Topless
  11. Private Jet
  12. Emergency Exit
  13. Public Pool
  14. ETA
  15. Standing O
  16. When I’m 64
  17. 6th Grade Music Class