Tig Notaro

Boyish Girl Interrupted (Secretly Canadian/Bentzen Ball Records)

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The crowd at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre gives Tig Notaro the standing ovation she both intimates and deserves. The audience’s roaring laughter ends Tig’s one-hour set for her HBO special, and, sure enough, concertgoers rise and applaud, an example of Tig’s 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 Tig’s 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.