Multi-talented Tig Notaro brings her unique brand of comedy to Las Vegas

Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro, known for her work across a variety of media, brings her charming, wry humor to Las Vegas this week as part of her Hello Again Tour. Las Vegas Magazine’s Em Jurbala opened up about the comic ahead of her one-night performance.

Is there anything you look forward to visiting again after playing Vegas?

I’ve never really been the biggest fan of Vegas, but my wife and I brought our kids to this private gig about a month ago – I got hired for a wedding – and we had a blast. Then a week later we went back to Las Vegas for a gig, again we brought the kids and we had such a great time that it changed the way we see and feel about Las Vegas. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to coming back to Las Vegas.

In addition to stand-up, fans could also enjoy their talents in films, TV and podcasts, among other things. Is there a specific forum that you enjoy more than the others?

I really enjoy podcasting. Although I act, I don’t really identify as an actor. In fact, one of my favorite moments of working in television and film is when the director yells “Cut!” and then I get to hang out with the other actors, which is kind of like podcasting. Just hang out, chat. It’s kind of crazy that this turned into a job.

What’s it like hanging out with so many creative people from so many areas of entertainment?

Well, sometimes there are bad experiences, but mostly it’s really amazing. And you kind of get — I don’t know if “spoiled” is right — but you start to think, “Oh, that’s the way the world is and that’s the way people are. They’re creative and they’re funny,” and it’s obvious not the case. But I would say it’s a great pleasure to meet so many interesting, fun and intelligent people. That’s not always the case, but there’s often a reason why the entertainment industry draws these people there. They have interesting stories to tell or different perspectives. It’s a luxury.

What is it like to take the stage as someone who has given fans such an in-depth look into your life through your documentary Tig, various specials, podcasts etc.?

Its relaxing. And then it’s also exciting because they might think they know me, and then they often see a whole different side of me that might be a little more silly or something. There’s usually a weird situation where people say, “Oh, I didn’t expect that.”

Do you like surprising people on stage?

Yes, of course! I think that’s a big part of the comedy, hoping for that surprise.

Where to get more Tig?

I have two podcasts, Don’t Ask Tig and Cheryl and Tig: True Story, and then I’ll be on the new season of The Morning Show this fall as well. I don’t know when my next special will be out, I think it’s also in the fall. Oh, and my latest season of Star Trek: Discovery is out this summer.

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