Tig Notaro's Documentary "Tig" Will Make You Feel Anything Is Possible

BuzzFeed - Latest 2015-07-13


The film kicked off the Opening Night Gala at OutFest 2015 in Los Angeles.


The audience was already sobbing with laughter before comedian Tig Notaro's documentary Tig screened at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, thanks to an introduction by Hollywood icon Garry Marshall. Marshall joked about meeting Tig on the set of The Sarah Silverman Project where Notaro played a cop ("She looks like a cop, doesn't she?") and about how we all face setbacks in our lives and careers. Marshall shared an anecdote about how his play The Roast opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York and closed after only three nights, right before Cats debuted and ran for 18 years. It served as the perfect theme to the evening: Tig is all about the setbacks life can unfairly hand you and how you have to be strong enough to overcome them.

"I'm gonna keep this long," Notaro said just before the screening. She still possesses the same dry sense of humor that brought her acclaim in the early stages of her stand-up career. But the beauty of Tig, which screened after Notaro's remarks, is that it pulls back that veneer and allows us to see another side of Notaro.

The documentary opens with Notaro prepping for a show — Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis are also backstage, prepping for their opening sets. Notaro is nervous. We have no idea why, until the film jumps back in time to tell us the story of how she reached this point.


View Entire List ›



From feeds:

Le Test Hub » BuzzFeed - Latest


letest.buzzfeed peterh.test_tag peterh.test_tag2 peterh.test_tag3 peterh.test_tag11


Ira Madison III

Date tagged:

07/13/2015, 14:01

Date published:

07/13/2015, 13:51