Tig Notaro will star in her first HBO comedy special, Michael Lombardo, president HBO Programming said today at TCA in Pasadena. The special, to be taped later this year, will feature Notaro doing a stand-up performance before a live audience.
“Tig Notaro is a ‘comedian’s comedian,’ whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike,” said Lombardo. “I’m so happy that we will be able to introduce this remarkable performer to a larger audience.”
Notaro draws on highly personal experiences in her stand-up work, most notably turning a traumatic period of her life, which included a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012 and the death of her mother, into a legendary stand-up performance.
Notaro also is the subject of a feature-film documentary to debut at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. Her previous credits include Transparent, The Office, The Sarah Silverman Program, In A World and Walk Of Shame.