BRIGHT STAR SEASON
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
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. She can currently be seen in The Morning Show alongside Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and the latest season of Star Trek: Discovery on Paramount+. Tig recently starred in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, and prior to that was seen in the heartwarming Paramount film Instant Family with Mark Wahlberg and Octavia Spencer. Tig also previously wrote, produced and starred in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi, for which she also directed an episode. Season 1 yielded several nominations including - WGA, GLAAD and The Critics's Choice Awards.
Tig’s most recent and fully animated standup special, Drawn, was nominated for a Hollywood Critics Association Award. She was previously 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 I’m Just a Person is a New York Times Bestseller. In 2013, Tig was also nominated for a Grammy for her sophomore release, Live, which was the #1 selling comedy album in the world that year. 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 talk shows The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, public radio, and continues to tour internationally.
Tig and her wife, Stephanie Allynne, co-directed the feature film, Am I Ok?, starring Dakota Johnson and Sinoya Mizuno, which premiered at Sundance and is available to stream on Max. She also hosts the critically acclaimed advice podcast, Don't Ask Tig, and recently launched Handsome, a comedy podcast with friends Fortune Feimster and Mae Martin.
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