Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here

Synopsis: Comedian Tig Notaro performs a stand-up set at the historic Heights Theater in Houston.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Tig Notaro
Actors: Tig Notaro
Production: Netflix
TV-14
Year:
2018
58 min
10 Views


-[audience laughing]

It was a temp job!

Temp is short for temporary.

They asked five days of me,

and I delivered.

But that enti-- Thank you!

Thank you. Good night.

[sighs]

You guys would have been fine with that

if I just left.

All that build up,

then I'm like, "Hey, I was great

at my temp job. Good night."

Now you've lost your sense of humor

and you're sitting there going, "No,

we wouldn't! Don't leave the stage, Tig!"

[sighs] Okay.

You've convinced me to stick around.

I'll go ahead...

and finish my story. So...

that entire week that I worked there,

the owner of that company was so rude.

She was so mean,

just beat down every ounce of joy...

in my soul.

So that was a hard time.

Now listen,

I know you came for punch lines.

I've been doing stand-up for 20 years

and in order to make you happy,

I have to make myself happy first.

And it truly tickles me

to tell you a long, boring story...

that ends with...

"So that was a hard time."

Because I can feel the energy

in the room, like...

"Oh, maybe is that the joke?

"Is that...Oh, that was a punch line.

I know she has a weird delivery, but...

A lot of pauses with this one.

No, I bet that's it."

No, there hasn't been one punch line

in that story.

Just a long, boring story.

Lucky for you, there's more to the story.

The final day that I was working,

that Friday,

I was sitting at my desk

and the owner of the company

was crouched down doing something--

I couldn't see. She was...

She was maybe...

stacking or filing papers,

just using little kitty paws, just...

I'm known for my physical humor, so...

this is actually a highlight of the show.

Again, no clue what she was doing,

but she finally took an interest

in who I was

as a human being on this planet.

And she turned to me and she said...

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Tig Notaro

Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro (born March 24, 1971) is an American stand-up comic, writer, radio contributor, and actress. She is known for her deadpan comedy. Her acclaimed album Live was nominated in 2014 for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The special Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated in 2016 at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. In 2017, the album of Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. more…

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