Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi. Season 1 yielded several nominations including - WGA, GLAAD and The Critics Choice Awards. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted, a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig, and her memoir Im Just a Person is a New York Times Bestseller.
In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks. Live is a stand-up set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer, of which she is now in remission. Tig remains a favorite on late night talk shows, public radio, tours around the world regularly and most recently sold out Carnegie Hall. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.
Host of the Professor Blastoff podcast and a huge Taylor Dayne fan, standup comedian Tig Notaro was born in Jackson, Mississippi but launched her entertainment career in Denver, where she became a band manager and ran the promotion company Tignation. Working in music meant she'd have to move to one of the coasts, so Los Angeles became her home and her connection to the indie comedy scene. In 2006, she joined the unique Crackpot Comedy Tour, which crossed America and stopped at any living room, rooftop, barn, or other strange venue that fans had booked. She released a DVD called Have Tig at Your Party, which featured her staring forward and speaking infrequently, making it the perfect video replica of Tig at a party. Playing Officer Tig on The Sarah Silverman Program followed, and in 2011 she released her debut comedy album, Good One. It was followed a year later by the digital release Live, an album where Tig announced to the audience -- and later the world -- that she had been diagnosed with cancer. Fellow comedian Louis CK had released the digital download, while in 2013 the label Secretly Canadian issued a CD version of the set. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro (born March 24, 1971)is Grammy Award nominated American stand-up comic, writer, and radio contributor.
Notaro was born in Jackson, Mississippi to mother Mathilde "Susie" Cusack (née O'Callaghan).Notaro was raised in Pass Christian, Mississippi until kindergarten. Her family later moved to a small town outside of Houston, Texas called Spring, Texas.Her mother remarried, to an attorney in the military named Leslie Cusack, who Notaro said traveled a lot for his job.She has an older brother, Renaud Notaro, who is a year older than her and is a radio talk show host.
Notaro said she used to "go back and spend my summers and holidays with my grandmother and cousins and aunts and uncles. It's right there on the Gulf Coast, and we would hang out on the water and go sailing or fishing or crabbing or floundering and build bonfires and there's a harbor there and a yacht club. And then Hurricane Katrina came and wiped it out. That was devastating. My mother grew up in that town and my family's been there for generations, so it was very sad to see these historic buildings and places where I had so many memories get wiped away.