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"tig notaro" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"He thought it was due to the ocean spray. Yeah. It was the night growing darker and rain starting to come down hatch desperate to find a place to sleep how I'm seeing where the. Here's where you're like, maybe I shouldn't a motorcycle maybe I should have taken I, sit in. Climbing onto his own alligator raft so Better judgment he pitched his waterproof tent and fell asleep. Lots of that should be fine as water. Sure. Next, story. Done. Up a few hours later from ADO drop falling on his face that was normal. He said as tense, tend to collect condensation from people breathing. Sure. But when he turned over on his side, that was the exact moment I realized something was really really off, he can't feel the ocean beneath him. The only way I can explain the sensation is my aunt had a waterbed in the nineties or something like that, and that's literally what it felt like I love that you don't know if your aunt actually had a water better not or something like that tells me didn't do all the research right or earn enough red flags around her waterbed at all. Yeah and doesn't feel a little late. Eighties late. Gino anyone with a waterbed take up I did I did my friend Melissa had a water ban but you know I, feel like waterbeds are based similar to exercise bikes were you nearby one and sometimes they last a little I don't mean the new exercise by by nailing ones old ones that are always sitting out with a sign that says free. Someone's Front Yard, yeah? I'm. Much too much. Yeah. Way To minds. Can I bargain you down the our friend Josh Josh Share Josh had a waterbed and it just never. It always felt like you were falling underneath something My Friend Melissa didn't keep hers. waterbeds feels somewhat okay normal. If you keep a of water right, she cap turns of very low. So it was Much you way too much. Hey have you ever a little have? Have you ever when you're sleeping wanted to feel like you were going underneath a dresser? Try this Waterman. That's half full So, he couldn't tell that he was on the Goddamn Oh me felt like I was in this tent, but I was clearly floating on water. He had pitched his tent next to Koba Quick Bay and tried, and in the Bay of Fundy, which is known worldwide for its extremely high tidal range. Everyone's talking about. It's known worldwide with the hey when the todd gets high, that is not so funding. That's an Edmund Gerald Song Road..
"tig notaro" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"Do late night show next to an amusement park. Get distracted. I don't know if that's the answer he was looking for but. I think that's a that's a positive thing. How about you? Something that's apprised me when I came to the show. Well I was surprised by how nice everyone was to your face. No just in general I I had been on other nights shows, but I had also worked on some shows where it felt really competitive among the writers. And it was just such a supportive environment and from the day one, it was almost like I think Brian Stack is one of the first people I met and it was like he's so nice. You almost wonder if he's making fun of you. Yes, like. So Nice. And he's so funny what he's performing and and his writing Brian Stack was a writer on late night and the tonight show and Conan for many years and yes, his writing was so kind of mean and dark. I could see why when you met him, you thought he was maybe doing an act or so come on. Yeah. Are you're being sarcastic. I, always thought everyone was so supportive. You just wanted to get the show on the air and so yeah, and that was the other thing that surprised me was how fast the turnaround was it's very intense the schedule between writing something and getting it on the air. Yes. I E pitching it at eleven thirty that morning right having diverse it two hours later sometimes. Yeah it's crazy. There's not even time to. Spell check something, and you're really just kind of going with your gut on a lot of things and the second is approved. Everyone starts calling you up asking you questions about all these. So you don't even have time to write the script because they're calling asking about the script and like what happens on page four and you're like, I don't know I'm not there yet. That sounds like a better way to do it to come from a show where people seemed like the the writers like they were kind of undermining each other to the place where it's more supportive. I. Think the reverse would be kind of hard to handle. That's true. Yes. I. Guess. I I can never leave. I don't think gets dwell on a show where everyone was mean. Crumble Will thanks tie that was fun set of questions. Thanks. And if anyone else wants to call in or email us, you can call at three, two, three, two, zero, nine, five, three, zero, three or you can email us at inside Conan pod Itchy Mail Dot Com. That's it. All right. Well, that's our show for the week. Everybody stay safe out there. There's a lot of danger please come back next week we'll be here and we like you. Inside Conan and important Hollywood podcast is hosted by Mike Sweeney and me Jesse gaskell produced by Jim. Samples engineered and mixed by will becton supervising producers are Kevin bartelt and Aaron Blair executive produced by Adam Saks and jeffress at team coco, and call. Anderson and Chris. Bannon at your Wolfson. Thanks to Jimmy the Vino for our theme music and interstitial. You can rate and review the show on Apple podcasts, and of course, please subscribe and tell a friend listen to inside. CONAN. On apple podcast spotify stitcher Google podcasts or whatever platform you like best. Eighteen cocoa production in association with..
"tig notaro" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"Conan. And I was really in a bad place but I thought well, maybe this will make me feel better. This made the stool accidents child's. Well. Because I had been at such a dark place for so many months. I was really looking forward to some part of life that represented my world before everything started to fall apart. So I was taping and telling my Taylor Dane Story. I had told a million times and not only had I told it a million times. It's true story. So it's not even really that I have to remember anything made up right? The facts? Yeah and I was on stage of my head just went blank and I started my emotional state and might confusion and life just entered my brain of like feeling removed and floating away and I thinking Oh. My Gosh, I'm on stage but. I'm up here. Yeah. Yeah, and I'm really going through something crazy right now, and then I, just audience was looking at me and I was realizing, Oh, I've stopped talking and then I said I'm sorry I'm. Forgetting what I'm talking about and they were looking at me and nodding kind of laughing is like is like, Oh you think are kidding. No I don't know what's happening. Let me see and I was just I. Couldn't believe what's happening to me. I. Mean I finally remembered and started you kept sort of narrating that you were. It was funny because you kept saying no, and you could tell the audience really thought I was kidding and I was trying to. No I'm not kidding I'm really forgetting this. And then I finally got it back on track and I finished it, and then I remember when I went back to my dressing room J. P. The producer came up and said Hey Don't worry. We can edit that together. Nobody'll know and I said you know what I kinda like that people would know I like that people would see me struggling because I didn't want him to cut out me forgetting and just cutting immediately to me remembering I said I think it'd be a really interesting moment to watch. I know I'd want to see comedian going through what Comedians can go through sometime and then coming out of it again. Yeah. Yes. You never see that it was Really brave you. Yeah. especially with everything else going on that day you're like, yeah, leave that in well, it just felt like that's really what's happening and it felt okay I don't know I just felt like such a live for me to not show what? No offensive to to JP, of course, it's his job to be like, yeah let's make that. Let's tighten that up. I'm going to help you out here and I was just like, Yeah I. Don't want that and I just really if you guys are okay with it, I'd like people see me. Struggling through it and People come up to me about that bit all the time and they say, yeah, they're like, oh I I saw that Conan with where you're telling the Taylor Danes Story and it's so funny the way you're messing with the audience Oh, are they say were you really forgetting or or they're like Oh, God that was so awkward to watch it forget there's different things that people put on the moment. And the truth was it was really happening and it was really an out of body experience and I could've easily just stop talking and walked off stage. Yeah. Well, that's the thing you kept your cool and you stay in in it, which is what what's so cool to watch and you sell it I mean eventually like the audience is is all on board with you I was really trying to remember. It knowing knowing this watching you kind of see your brain trying to installing yes. Be Like okay I have as long as my mouth is saying something people aren't going to be like my brain can be somewhere else trying to think of but people were laughing the whole time so I could see why you're like. I did not like you know you could hear wind blowing through the studio or something, and even if the wind was slowing through I just this feeling like. J. Could've added it I'll. I'll. Wind. I. Wonder if there are all these young comics who saw that are like, Hey, you don't need to remember your act. It's I love that you do conceptual stuff on. CONAN. Kinda reminds me of many moons ago when Steve Martin was on Johnny Carson, he would always come up with a conceptual bid to do each time and it is a delight to watch especially like brother writers on the show. You know it's like a stand up stand up and then you come on it's something totally unexpected. It's really great. Yeah it's fun to. Just thought of something this morning and I ran by Stephanie Thought Oh I have a funny idea. For a talk show segment if and when I'm on the couch again and so I ran the past her. You're locked and loaded for twenty twenty two. Can you do it over zoom? Put. On a show, it would definitely work on him on a talk show.
"tig notaro" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"I was what I was. So confused it was felt so bizarre to be accepted immediately into a world I couldn't break into yeah you know this doesn't feel right Give you this number. Yeah. I, feel like I would get opportunities here and there, but it was always right. You know when Jay Leno was hosting the tonight show the feedback I always go I didn't have enough jokes per minute. I just didn't have enough denim shirts. No I have a lot of. A lot of denim shirt really should have led with that. It was nice. Going on Conan is my point that's a cool story that it just kind of flipped. On your way home from taping the show. So it was Conan, your first television spot now my first late night I did Jimmy Kimmel one time. Okay. That was my first time that was my late night break. But when I went on Conan that's what I'm saying is I felt like it was different in that like people. Got It. Yeah. In that I, they called me immediately saying we. Want her back and we would love to have a regular and I just thought that is an amazing feeling. Yeah. That's great. Yeah. I just wouldn't expecting it. It was a nice surprise. How long have you been doing stand up at that point? I would guess my first time on there was maybe two thousand ten or eleven maybe maybe two thousand eleven and I started in ninety six, I think. Was the first bit. You did the stool bit no. That was later. Yeah. The first one. I did maybe added sound effects where I did a clown Har I really don't know actually I have no idea that's good. But yeah, the Stool was Oh my God in two thousand well I think it was the following year. Yeah. I remember that because you've rehearsed it, it's unusual usually comics come out. and. You know during rehearsal the they'll just come out the lighting guy wants to check the lighting they like hold up their wardrobe and Yeah. They make you hold up which shirt or jacket are you gonNa wear Blah Blah Blah. Yeah. But you had to work out with the director this bit where you take a stool, just a regular stool and move it across the floor. So. Drag. It I'm laughing just describing it. and. So I had to feed up and I think all the writers have the feet up and we all you just heard every all this laughter coming from out of the office because he's so hilarious because you just commit to it and it just goes five-member. Remember when I was taping the floor wasn't making the noise I was hoping it was GonNa make and I had to grab the stool and I ran up to where Conan was because I think there was plexiglass I could see up there. So I started dragging it across. The plexiglas? Cross the front of his desk and somebody told me that maybe I had scratched the plexiglas and it had to be buffed out. And you know what happened right because I remember watching the taping and it's like wait. Why is it squeaking where you kind of flipped quietly flipping out or were you just like? Well, I. Just thought this is hilarious. I mean. It's a risk doing that bit anyway right and I was kind of exhilerated by taking that leap. As soon as it wasn't making the right noise I realized well, there's at least might be funny to see me find the right noise. This is exciting. I was willing to do it on his desk to if I needed to I think that was better actually, I feel like taking it up there I was willing to go on top of his own. Yeah. He's willing to find wherever the squeak was gonna come from on his forehead who is very exciting to watch I would have just been like good night. Thank you. Never hear or see me again going to Mexico people were like what happened and they talked to all the crew people like what happened to the floor and you've probably heard this what happened the crew guys in between rehearsal and the show they buff the floor with Polish. I don't think I ever heard that Oh yes, val. Polished the floor. So nothing could squeak. They're like we're GonNa make a real nice and smooth for you take. That's. We notice she had a problem with the squeak ruin my career. We're good iron it out. To problem. That's the fun of going on. Conan is knowing that you can take those weird risks and leaps and someone who works with the show GonNa fuck up. For Yeah I. Think. That's the fun part of going on the show is that you know that you'll be embraced with a weird risk. I was also wondering I. Mean, I had heard your Taylor bit probably listen to that as many times as you told it because I love it so much. But you had done that for a Conan after hours standup show. Yeah and I just watched it and it's so fun. To Watch because, well, maybe you can tell us what happens was a really interesting thing because I was really sick at the time and I had also just gotten back my mother had died unexpectedly and I was also just really physically ill and then my girlfriend and I broke up that day and I was kind of out of my head but you still do the show I went on.
"tig notaro" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
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"tig notaro" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Just you mentioned health stuff men. I know 'cause I I read a bit about you talking about how when you're Largo set went viral and it really like launched your comedy career to the next level or a new level. I don't know how you would put this was after you lost your mom and you were really sick. Just been diagnosed with cancer. You did this big show mhm what. What's it like to get up on stage and do what you do in that moment of your life and just be there with an audience and and say like this is what's happening WH- I'm curious about that experience and about how that larger experience with health has kind of impacted. All of this you will. I mean I was being hit repeatedly with I had three potentially deadly illnesses. At one time I had pneumonia. I had an intestinal infection or disease. It was eating my insides. I had invasive invasive cancer might girlfriend I split up my mother trip to hit her head and died it was all in four months and so when I did that set. It was days after I got diagnosed with cancer and that was the final piece to everything in two two thousand twelve and I had this show. That was already booked before I got that news so when I went on stage my head was in a place a It hadn't have is very out of body and I also felt like I had nothing to lose and I just I didn't care. It was a whole different level that I had reached and I just love stand up and I wanted to perform again but I also couldn't bring myself to do material ahead done previously and I it. was that kind of part of me where I needed to really really have a conversation and I needed to really connect and I put it on that audience at night and I didn't know what I was in for. I I didn't know if they were gonna read things correctly. If they were gonNA think I was kidding if they and so when I had nothing to lose they also just felt like if it doesn't go well then that's even hilarious to that. Maybe I'll die soon. And my last GIG will have been the biggest bomb in the world and and then that's it you know like how hilarious But I just I was up for anything and it's You know tying into my mother. She took a lot of risks. Good or bad I feel like that's in my blood. It's my bones and every time I've taken a huge risk in my life it's paid off paid out tenfold and the connection. I made with that audience every now and then I still run into somebody. That was there where they say. Oh I was in that audience at night and I feel like I've have only met a few of them face to face. I feel like we went through there so special to me because they really met me right where I was and they allowed the moment to be real in that. They didn't know what was happening. There is awkward laughter. There was real hard laughter. There was crying. There was done silence. People were just really feeling what they were feeling. And then I just I remember thinking this is actually going. Okay you know this set and then I walked off stage and I thought that was the end of it. I was in on social media. I wasn't on twitter. I didn't understand things going. I can't explain. I've come a long way since then but I really. I would date people that were on twitter instagram. I'm and or have friends and I never even looked to see what that what I was like. Oh Yeah I'm not on the whatever it is You know yeah and so when people are like Oh yeah. It's all over twitter. It's all a n even know what that really meant. I just woke up the next day with book deal offers. Wow is movie I was. My mailbox was full ahead hundreds of emails and I'd been up so late until like five in the morning because my friends who who I moved here with we went out to swingers and we were sitting there and we were talking about the set he has like. I can't believe I just shared all that. Ah Yeah Oh up. All night went to bed. Woke up like what the hell who died. I mean it was the craziest thing I felt like a great great great grandmother that went viral. What who what is it? Do what Asia. How do they hear I truly was? How did all these people find out I? I didn't know people were tweeting. And blogging yeah right I asleep in my bed. Nordia feeling like you've been. I got free rebel the night before it was the weirdest thing. There were five comedians on the show. They were all tweeting telling people and I was just like tonight night. You know it was very bizarre. Oh yeah what a trip. That must've been yes. Indeed I mean amazing things come with that. Obviously you've also talked about how. It was pretty stressful because everybody kept asking what are you going to do. And what's your comedy. Who essentially like who are you? How will you define yourself? Now how did you make sense of all of that and manage an inbox and booked offers offers in all this shit and your own health like what happens next. Well I There's definitely a lot of stress to a n I remember. I carried that stress for a while But there is a show I did in Iowa in Iowa city I remember I was about got to go on stage and I was so scared because I was at a different place months later. The I don't know how many months after my diagnosis and may set went viral. And all that and I remember thinking Gosh. This theater is packed full of people. Aw that know me from having cancer and from being so down and out and I'm not there and my material is different. What if a so paralyzed by that? But I also had this moment of well you know if this is if the threat is this if it's this fragile than I'm always thinking about that then. My place is insecure here. Then that's fine. Then it makes sense that the highest cut and that it falls apart then and I'm not here securely and so I just thought well I'm just going to go out and if if cancer and the death of my mother drew them to me than if they're not just amused by me or happy to see me or interested in what my new material is and they don't really they're not really into me and they were word one of the best audiences and I'll never forget that performance in them always grateful for Iowa city Yeah you was it. Would you say it was that performance or was it other stuff going on behind the scenes to that helped you. kind of mitigate you know a An album being at number one and confidence feeling low. Like there's it's such a weird thing when you're you're it there's all this success and to your point you have all the stress you're carrying like well. Yeah and my my my health was nothing was real secure. I was at the top and the bottom at the same time it was just. I don't know how I got through it when I when I think back it. You know not to be cliche but it really is just a matter of time of getting through things and when people always ask me advice I always unfortunately only have the advice to breathe in and out because I was at such a basic base place in life that I would really think a lot about my breath and I would think I'm alive. I'm I'm here.
"tig notaro" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Do have children that wake up at three and four in the good morning and And it's hard to have the drive to WanNa go sit in a comedy club and justice the world any world really after nine PM feels fair if you're waking up at three am yeah. It's it's hard. But I I also really enjoying this shift in my life just as much as I enjoyed that shift. That started my comedy community world career. Yeah but I still am out working on my material. Ariel I'm still touring I'm just not I have lasting friendships from that world. But I wouldn't say that I walk into into comedy clubs and I'm part of the back table Gaggle of people you know stages the for sure. Yeah I mean yeah but then there are some comedians that do start a family and they still show up in there in the back table of whatever comedy club and and that's that's their world that would make sense to them for me. I'm like Oh my gosh. I Have Stephanie. And these kids in this fat cat at my house and why are we go any place else. I really don't I really don't it's like okay. I have to go make some money. Go do that but I will be right back. Don't go anywhere like you've that fat cat stays in that sunspot. Yes she does she do that. My dog does that. Oh my and just before I came here. Stephanie and I were sitting on the couch talking and I looked over and our cat was just lying in front of the fireplace. And I pointed pointed interrupted Stephanie by pointing out her. And that's really happening right now. A postcard just happened in our house it go ahead like what is that. Yeah Yeah I love that. I'm not trying to create the perfect instagram life either. Good Lord Good Lord is life all over the place yeah with kids and marriage and health and work in relationship other outside relationships. It's it's a mess. It's a lot to juggle. It is a lot I feel like. I feel like a sideshow. Act A lot just trying to not not drop a ball and then drop them all home. It's I always say just being alive just being one person alive breathing in and out that is that's full time. And then you add a spouse you add a career. You add twin toddlers a caveat hat that if we leave the house for too long falls US around yelling at US yelling at us and then you have family family you try and maintain a social life and then maybe you have health issues or you. Don't I don't know it's Jenga Inga. Guest it's that that game right you balance the stuff. Yeah Good Lord. It's a lot lot but it's it's it's awesome. I have I'm setup. Recall yeah guys. I'm super excited to talk to you about one of my favorite sponsors Lola. They are a female founded Feminine Care Brand and they offer a really high quality period and sexual wellness must products that are made with natural ingredients. For whatever reason. Everyone's still seems freaked out to talk about periods. And y'all we gotta get over it. I think that the the taboo around talking about them might be one of the reasons that so many women don't know that standard tampons contain toxins like bleach. And sometimes it's a fiberglass that is crazy to me and it's why I'm excited that the CO founders of Lola decided that women's shouldn't have to compromise when it comes to to their feminine care products and they decided to fix the industry. Lola makes it super easy to access products that you can feel good about. With a subscription service and the subscription description service is customizable to fit everybody in every routine. They've got a thing called a trial set which I think is very cool..
"tig notaro" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Other side of that where I have fun and I won a plan plan cool things trips and but I'm I'm real in it in where I want these little cubs in my house to feel feel safe and I often an EM- thinking am i. Am I gonNA be raising boring. Vanilla Ella kids that just were so safe and loved and cared for but I think they are safe and cared for. But they're not vanilla but I do. I mean I guess you know I can offer them wild moments in life through travel all in the personalities that we bring into our home and the experiences. I guess you don't have to be on a rooftop or stuck in a tree or on the hood good of a car. That's moving to get baffled. Yeah Yeah you can you can rain the boundaries in in certain ways and still offer them like this creative expression joy and silliness. Oh Yeah Yeah and they have it. Yeah tenfold my my wife and I. She's a comedian actress. Writer all of those things and and they're they're surrounded by EH creative people with senses of Humor and yeah and they've they're interesting funny little people and that was always just my my hope was I remember always people that were maybe doing via forgetting some sort of donor for looking into donors or their kids and they'd oh I want him to be tall and handsome and and I always thought what you know what I want. I want anybody if they're at a party or something to say. Oh my gosh rush. Have you talked to Tig. Can't you have to go go talk that kid. I want somebody to walk away. Go could talk to work doc. You know it's like I don't know the tall view I mean just by chance. My kids are tall and beautiful but could you just went in the genetic lottery. We kinda did that. Yeah they're they're interesting. Funny Little people always say I live in a house. Full live writers people that write my material for me love that yeah but so cool so when you think about like where we're life if is now and all this sort of ingredients in the special sauce there is something you said earlier that that I do find really interesting. How how? Wow you'd be home. You were home watching Paula poundstone for example being like how the fuck. What's going on here? What what was the bridge for you like when when did you leave Texas to come to? La How did you start. Because there are I would imagine so many people listening who've watch your special and be like. How did she do that? I did it in a very roundabout way and it was accidental. Because because I feel like I wasn't my mother was an artist and nurtured that side of me but my stepfather kind of over-ruled and and it was there was a rule book. Yeah and that's something. Maybe you do as a child. You color you draw play music but now you're an adult and we're what's your job. What are you GonNa the study so my love for music turn from I play guitar and drums? Some nothing special with but I I love music and I play it and I thought well I'll get into the business side of it so I started working in the business side of music and Working for record labels and bands and whatever my close friends that I've known since I was a kid. They were moving out here. We had moved around together. I was following their educational trajectory. But I wasn't going to school. I was just. Oh we're moving to Austin. No okay you're going to Grad School in Denver Denver Great. Let's go okay. You're going to go to Hollywood. Become a producer cool. I can find something to do. And what were you doing at all. These stops us us. You know working odd jobs working in music business at work for label or something promoting bands and and then I got out to L. A.. And Open the La Weekly. And I saw all of the options for stand up and that it was in coffee shops ops was in bars it was in laundromats it was in some comedy clubs but I mean it was in every weird place you could walk into when I I said. Oh my gosh I I wanna go see some comedy shows and so. My friend went with me every every night for two weeks to see open mics and regular comedy shows an. I said like I could do this. And so I gave myself that two week window to go check out the whole scene. I mean the majority of it and get a feel and then I I made myself do stand up doing open mic after two weeks and I was. I haven't stopped since how was the first one. The first one was deceiving. Good no I feel like my stomach would fall out of my ass if I had to get up and I love comedy. I don't know I the Learfield so scary to me. Yeah I it went well in that I had been home in my apartment talking to myself itself in a mirror for two weeks and right in my material and I didn't account for laughs which was the funniest part because I was silently talking to myself and my studio apartment and then when I was on stage at this coffee shop and I got laughs I I looked around show I I was I remember. Go right that's what I'm doing this for but I forgot because I was talking to myself for two weeks so it went well and then the following night I signed up for a competition. 'cause I really was feeling cocky. I thought well this is the easiest thing in the world and then I I bombed and I ran off-stage petition. So what is that experience like. Because I'm guessing most people who are listening have never done comedy. What what is it like? Coban what do you do. It's what's happening up there. It is so unsettling and it's it is the beginning. I mean that was the to my first two times doing stand up doing well at the coffee shop and then bombing the competition. We're competing for one hundred dollars. Hey and I couldn't have had two more perfect stand up moments because it's the the the other side of of each other of of doing well and bombing that keeps you going and it gives that gambling. It's that addiction. Is that unhealthy relationship ship with somebody. You can get it back again. You can do it again. I saw myself to it I can. I can win the Jackpot. I can get my girlfriend back I can I I can you know you chasing that thing and I and I think that I don't know I I don't I'm not a big drank run on do drugs I don't I I don't have a lot of those I don't gamble I don't yeah I'm I always say I'm not really up anything you can check in on Ma'am no uh-huh anything but That drive is there and that like it's chasing that I can get it back. I could do it again and you do it again. And your high and then you you hit your low and you want to get it back again. Whether you've been off stage awhile or you bombed you hit that low of I got a or it but also I mean woven in there. Is You have to have something to say. In a point of view and you you feel driven by I O. There's some I really want to share with people. I find that really interesting when when you think about what you WanNa say as you start writing where does it come from like where does it like. There's something just kind of get in under your skin and you can't stop thinking about it and then you decide you want to write a bit about it. Where does it come from friel? You know I always think it's amusing when I met a dinner with people and the attention is on me where everybody they will say. Well we better be careful. There's a comedian at the table. You know his us in her show and I always roll my eyes thing and my gosh. Gosh this is no I mean it would have. It's so I don't think it's ever come from something like that. It's just an extra sense that you develop. I mean when you're in the beginning of your career you are taking the stinky assed material onstage estate because you don't you haven't honed in on your style and you know what your point of view is and you. So you're just bringing all of these bombs Tom on stage and trying amoun- and it's just terrible and then when you when you start to develop your sense of humor you really can just for myself. I mean. Of course it's the only person I can speak about. I'm on I'm not I don't WanNa say in a depressing way of autopilot through life. But I mean I'm just living my life and my sense of humor. It's it's like asking. How do you know when something is sad? how do you know when something makes you happy it. Just it hits you and you're like Oh oh my gosh this is I feel. I'm so excited or on. My Gosh. I'm so sad that made me so sad. Comedy comedy hits you like that. Yeah and then you take it on stage and you can either find the angle to convey what you saw or felt or think or you can't I have I have material that it's amused me and I've never been able to get it to translate onstage or sure I have something. That was mildly amusing. And then I started closing my show with it night after night. 'cause I WANNA make it strong inside. Started started to rely on the the week bit or the thing I really loved and just would close on it and and it would help help build it to this this place. You know it just it. It's a it's a muscle and it's a at I don't know but I certainly don't walk around in in search of comedy right it. I think has to hit you as authentically as joy and pain. Yeah are you In your practice. Are you a person who sets aside certain hours of the day right or I don't right you don't know you don't like keeping notes file on your phone. If I leave here and I die today nobody will find the lost writings of Pignataro. Damn it I write on stage gauge. I go on state with the most that anybody would find is a list of words and those words to spark the feeling feeling or the memory of an experience the story but yeah you would find a list that would say tube socks or reese witherspoon spoon or Twins or something that happened like Oh right the I'll tell that story. I'm fascinated but a lot of people. I did a show last night and one of the COMEDIANS. They were saying okay. You can do ten to fifteen minutes is at coal city l.. have to move some things around my head in this community goes. Oh that's right you don't write anything down and I said no and he was like you know I mean people do it differently. So what have you found because you referenced a earlier. You're in in your community that I imagine you've built a pretty Rad community and all these years in comedy. What is what is that that liked to be among you know this group of people who are all in your in your space is it? Is it like a wonderfully supportive the troupe of humans for the most part yeah I I think that comedians are kind of known as Competitive and all for themselves or insincere and and I sure I feel like it's everywhere though but I I don't feel like I've really stumbled upon too much of that and have made really tremendous friends over the years and then and then the reality is I feel like I've kind of fell out of the the scene a bit just after her starting a family and.
"tig notaro" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
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"tig notaro" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Yeah I'm like. Do you WanNa talk about trauma. Do you WanNa talk about the election. Shall we talk about space. I love NASA. You talk like. You're so fucking weird. Yeah I L- I that is such a cool observation and what a beautiful way for your wife to see you I loved it because I was. I was always a little baffled by my connection with her right with with not. It's not bath. She's very eerie charming. She's very you know bubbly funny. But there's something there's something where you wouldn't go. I bet the two of those would really connect I have thought about what that might be Because in my experience the majority of people who I me who go will have you heard art Follow it with something that is not that Nice about other people and those are not people. I want to hang around with right. But if you've got someone who's like did you know what's going on and it made me think about this crazy fucking thing and remember when that thing happened to you and and suddenly you're in or here's here's my experience with this and here's the different layers of that and and I don't mean to go on about some woman that I connect with. It's not my wife and it's nothing like that where there's an attraction of any sort but Even last night she texted me. She's like Ham at Largo. If you're if you're out and about bound you WANNA swing by and I was going to show but I kind of laughed at myself. If I was driving by I would have pulled over and gone and hung out with her. You you know 'cause I know we're going to sit down and we're going to get into it. Yeah we're GONNA get into something. Yeah so it's it's anyway. That's what I'm looking for with a connection but I'm also not really wandering around. The world feeling disconnected. I have very nice connections. Whether it's I mean. I have a wonderful connection with my wife. We certainly only have our ups and downs. But I have very nice Connections with family and friends of decades and and Comedians. And whatever tim my next door neighbors but anyway Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Ah.
"tig notaro" Discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified
"Which I'm sure Steve listened to a ton of before you got here we call strangers you call them yeah they've submitted questions and and and then we call them and they ask their advice questions we attempt to give them advice I'd let your advice is going to be way better than mine usually the case Oh here's my page okay so first we are calling abby all right let's call abby Hello this is abby yes abby hi it's honor and I'm here with Tig Pignataro hi it's me Hi actually just watch I watch like a netflix special of yours the other day actually oh well here I am abby thank thank you so much for writing in to tell us what's going on thanks so much for having me so my mom and my boyfriend they currently are not speaking a little back the story is my boyfriend and I just moved to Minnesota from Ohio always them all of their friends and family 'cause I got a job promotion and grads thank you and so we moved and I asked my mom to actually come up and help decorate joe should be a part of the process 'cause I know that you know MOMS of doing that so she came for about a week everything everything was going okay and then all the sudden I left the room came back and they were having an argument they spent some time apart for about two hours came back together and it turned into a full on screaming match and my mom ended up leaving early and they haven't toxin and recently my sister got married and I actually uninvited if I did my boyfriend 'cause I just didn't want that energy or big day so I was just wondering how I can navigate this without having to completely just like lived two lives and like exceed my family loan or that sort of stuff have you this is so heart okay so wait a few questions head they had tension prior prior to the big blow out a little bit they've never really been close when my boyfriend and I got together actually I wasn't really talking to my family because I was going through my own sort sort of thing and then you know when I started talking to them again they were my mom has always been kind of tentative about it just because I think she's worried to get too much in my business I guess if I don't know I mean they've never been close but I don't think there's been any like animosity can you be a little more specific about what the argument was about or do you feel comfortable we'll talk about that so we have cats mama gorgeous we left our cats in one of our bedrooms just so that she wouldn't have to deal with it and he made a comment like Oh hey I'm gonna go get our cats a special treat since they've been locked up in the room and I think my mom took it the wrong way that he was taking it as you know like how dare you you know we have to lock our cats Kassab so she kind of took it personally and then it just kind of like Han involved for their take do you have any early analysis I don't have an analysis this but I do have something to say I have you're catching me. Abby right in the middle of off a life changing time for myself and it has to do with conflict and how to deal with it and one of the things that I realized in my soul searching was that an I don't know if you're open to this or your boyfriend a friend would ever be open to this or your mother would be open to this and it's something that I've started implementing in my life again I don't know your mother's personality and I really I really don't know your boyfriend but if one of them is more open to this here's what I suggest you do and this is genuine and this is what I'm doing in my life life when there's a conflict no matter what the conflict is completely search for what your part in the conflict is and apologize for it and own what you did with zero expectation of the other person apologizing it's the most freeing thing you can do because it really puts everything off off of you onto the other person they have to reflect and then you see are they willing to or able to reflect and if they're not then they're not but you can't expect anything more from them it's true it's really good like in any conflict just say I I can see that I could have handled it this way and it's not that you're saying or that they're saying the other person is perfect or not at fault in any way it's just it's your one hundred percent taking responsibility and owning what you could have done differently or better does abby tell her mom Tom Mom really wanted you to be very comfortable in our home and a lovey so much and I'm sorry that that wasn't the case Stephen Stephen there's so many different ways I think you could go about this you could talk to your boyfriend and say would you be open to talking to my mother in this way or if your mother's more open to I asked her if she'd be willing to talk to your boyfriend that way or you could approach them both and just say hey here's my involvement here's what maybe I've I could have done differently in our dynamic between the three of us and I want to apologize for putting us in the situation in this manner owner or here's where I'm responsible or a fault and but there's no you're not asking asking anything of anyone else you can say I'm open if you have any feelings or thoughts but that's where I am but I'm telling you abby see you're catching me I'm right in the middle of figuring this out and trying that out for myself I just think okay who has what agenda because there isn't any reason for her mom and boyfriend be at odds yeah the other question is though You've vision along future with your boyfriend yeah absolutely you know what else is really important if you really a picture a long relationship with him you need to put boundaries and a bubble around the two of you if you consider that your primary relationship ship you should be like nothing is going to infiltrate this relationship nothing is going to infiltrate this love and if you can't maintain that bubble well then there's GonNa be stuff that's going to get in there and be troublesome right I'm we are really close to the weekly on the guy call her and you know we have a a good relationship is just she does make comments to me all the time about how she doesn't WanNa see me fall into the same pattern that she didn't she doesn't want me to marry someone like my father other and like she makes comments like that and she feels she's helping me but it does kind of a wedge between us because I feel like I can't help her anything about my life because because you don't want her to rob you of your own experience in life you you have your your path and you have here lessons to learn and Dharavi of that yeah this is a journey that you have to go on even if your heart gets broken or whatever it's not something that she can protect trek from right yeah and we all have to go through that in fact I believe that if we don't then we're not fully formed people I appreciate it who do you you feel like a little more earth with your mom or your boyfriend I I would say my mom at this point just 'cause my boyfriend he doesn't make any comments about my mom you know he he's mentioned that he would like to apologize and I've kind of tried gauging it with her and she you know still kind of she's she's holding thing a grudge for sure whereas he you know he feels terrible and he wants to apologize and she more or less just chewed Kinda wrote him off a death seems seems weird to me because she should be kind of the adult put that bubble around your relationship abby yeah you gotTa Take Care of you and Mr handsome face that's probably what I'm GonNa have to do just keep my sanity it feels I think the biggest biggest right protect the relationship abby do you think you've always had tension issues with your mom my mom and I are very similar you're in the worst ways it seems so there's always been a little bit of pension I love her to death but yeah I mean you know as I get older I realized that it's okay to distance myself a little bit yeah and we do you have a sister I do have a sister yet older younger older and she married you get married and dizzy she have kids she does not does your mother like who your sister married loves them Oh yeah he's the perfect man he's you know from a small town his family lived there all very cl- yeah he's so all on you so it's like any time people who are addicted to you drama the need to recalibrate their focus and it's a subconscious move I think it's just a process of understanding where people's motivations are coming from and if she's lonely she doesn't even realize that she's doing this she's needs to refocus Kerr drama on on something else and I think it's just important that you recognize that I come from a family of this this is like so up my alley my mom and her two sisters all my God but I love them they're like two pieces of of reflection they're both party members are taking up your energy not and in your kindness and they're you know worthy of some some introspection that's private and selfish that makes total sense like yeah yeah I just I you know I think the both party members are thinking that they're protecting you or their relationship with you but may maybe literally it's stressing me out yes yes which they should not do the right agreed I know that your your call is going to resonate with listeners and I would really love to be in touch with you and I'm sorry that you're being pulled between two people that you love thank you so much I will keep in touch our from all right thanks abby talked to in the morning.
"tig notaro" Discussed on As Me with SinÃ©ad
"With the imagination but similar to yourself I grew up my dad is very funny as can be really uncomfortable because to they stay standing to greet me they've been roybal feel relaxed but I struggle sometimes with making a yeah I mean it's something I I guess I relate to when I had cancer that cognizant before walking out on stage that night and I was writing my book it made me really reflect and think about what was the diagnosis of invasive cancer and so I was I'm not doing stand up again that I was going to go away after my diagnosis then there is also the I realized in time that there is a part is comforting to me and I think that there wasn't a totally several reasons why I was doing I listened to the audio of that in here the confusion the hesitancy in how did it feel in those initial moments where you know you're literally exposing your I didn't know what to expect and I I think I thrive allot in just to kind of went back and forth I went back and forth in my head of like oh my gosh this is this is obviously not a typical standup show so it's not going to be I aged feeling like that went way better than I thought.
"tig notaro" Discussed on As Me with SinÃ©ad
"The only looking to do projects and dream opposite so I'm also showing up to have a commit to and I do describe myself as I somehow walk that line of very no nonsense uh haven't that's why we're not asking them to describe you they can keep think it reminds me of like when you in writing in writing a script you're not confined by an outline or writing a book what the parameters are of anything you know even getting married and forever and how does why Yeah I just I I wanted there for a long time I had a million questions for them and then when I fell in love more excited about my life because I now had this structure somebody to plan vacations and holidays and as to be creative when thin and I noticed you seem very always known what that is has been limited guttural instinct in terms of projects that you wanna I knew what I wanted to do was stand up comedy and so that's roles and writing jobs things that I never set out the other aspects of entertainment and through wait a minute this wasn't even my dream I wasn't even looking to do so my wife and I have started a production company where we write and produce and create anything I had a TV show that was canceled. I've also been airing on star trek and that's really fun and maybe down the road I'll think Oh home with my wife for other people to having a sense of agency within stand up you know I started out doing open mics and then got into clubs that was a dream of mine was not just my dream was to just even try stand up mm-hmm was to do theaters now that's what I do so that it truly the moment that it popped up my mother was hilarious my mother was into own got into poundstone Ellen Degeneres and Richard accepted that that's part of your skills that or was it in like the school playground or when we did you pull always something I remember in an art class of mine always attic and I went under the table with some yarn like I like to sit and wait for something I like the quiet the job to somehow continue with the curriculum wells also appreciating the humor is to distract from their inability to do the work or is it just part of their personality in the I think it was very frustrating for them but they also liked me my science class and seventh grade and there was a bathroom nearby I was like this is amazing and then I went into the bathroom and I got a bunch of toilet I ended up dropping out of high school so but to me that time period in my life was differently since like there was like a disruptor distracter but also a place but I'm realizing as I look at my self and I feel like my comedy has evolved but I also feel like the thread and the disc's we'll be back just after this break around that supports every chapter of your wellness journey I'm a big fan of the nobody can actually absorb with new chapter you'll find the finest non GMO organic you can save five dollars of your new chapter products by going to the vitamin SHOPPE and entering the code end of the day the last thing you want to have to do is think too much about how you feed yourself and perhaps this is why I'm really enjoying hellofresh my very unpredictable schedule it's teaching me how to prepare and I get to pick my meals and preferences recently I tried the chicken sausage and spinach dollars off your first month of hellofresh go to hellofresh dot com slash as me eighty that's hellofresh.
"tig notaro" Discussed on Conan Oâ€™Brien Needs A Friend
"Of just going out whenever they want. Whether it's for financial reasons getting a babysitter. And that kind of motivated me like you have to do a great job every time you get on stage because there could be somebody that save their money to go. See, you know, and you did a terrible job. But I also just think that in the the bigger picture of life of looking at what we're all doing. And what I'm doing in that moment. It's it's hilarious. Even if I'm bombing. Sometimes I think it's kind of amusing even though I want to do a good job and get the cry. Back when I was preparing for my special a couple of years ago. I went to a club and Florida, and there is a poster promoting my appearance. It said Tig Notaro from Garfunkel nodes, and I was like oh my God. This is this is so amazing. This is a show on IFC. They got cancelled after one season that my friends had me on one episode briefly and. Garfunkel had as a guest star so briefly, right. And I was like that means that probably whoever was making this poster with so unfilitered with me that they gold me. And that was what there is ball's somewhere. And so they just put that as my credit, and and then I went in and proceeded to have the worst show of my career in years. There's a silence because it crowd is quiet. Yes, sir. Very quiet indicated down for the record. So it was it was a crime scene. It was so hilariously bad for where I was in my career. I don't feel like I bombed that terribly anymore. And and I was trying to do theaters and clubs and colleges and living rooms, and whoever would take me to just really work out this material and here, I was in a comedy club in Florida and nothing was working. And I finally it was just like I just started laughing in the middle mice. I was flown here. This show, and they're paying me money. And like I like I normally even do bigger venues than this. And it usually goes well, and nothing I'm saying is registering with his entire room. This is this that is at least funny to write like that has to be funny that they were kind of looking at me like I guess that is kind of funny, and then I just got off stage. And I went and sat down with this couple was sitting in the front row at their table. And I was like. What is happening? Like, I how is it? You guys collectively are baffled by me. And once I started talking to this couple in the front row. I think there is a collective response of like. Yeah. This is funny. This isn't going well, and we were just all sitting in that moment talking about where I was like, what do you think? What is it where you do you want more energy? Do you wish I was more vulgar, or and we were just kind of having this open discussion within a town hall meeting. Yeah. Your common. Yeah. And I was sitting at the table with somebody. I just abandon the stage. And I was just like what can we do to make this better? Because I am not a focus group. I was like I'm not what you're looking for this is fantastic. And so by after a certain point. Everybody is kind of turned the ship around and they were on my side. And then I went back on stage. And then I started performing again, and I somehow made sense to them, and I was able to leave the show with some dignity. But I think that I just have that feeling of it's really not a big deal. Whatever happens because they do feel like everything's ultimately. Okay. I I don't think you could have done that. If it was your first night there, this this is the fact that you knew yourself, you knew you had something to offer. And you were getting a completely different reading that enabled you to go down and say like, let's talk about this. Yeah. But there's also I have it on film this very early in my first year of stand. I was doing an open Mike at a coffee shop, and my friend..
"tig notaro" Discussed on Conan Oâ€™Brien Needs A Friend
"As you're probably aware. I I love comedy. I also love traveling the globe meeting different funny people. So this caught my eye you you should not miss who's all new original series. Rami? Now, streaming only on Hulu. It's cool. It's based on the real life experiences of comedian Rummy Yussef is a groundbreaking comedy series. It takes viewers into the world of a first generation Muslim American cop between gypsy community that thinks life is a moral test and millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. So basically this guy stole my story. Anyway, check it out Romney now streaming only on Hulu. Hi, my name is Tig Notaro. I feel. Glad about being Conan O'Brien's front. Back to school. Welcome. Loops. Hey there in welcome to another episode of Conan O'Brien needs a friend is of course, the podcast where I Cohen O'Brien try to use the medium of podcast every that word. A medium of podcast retu- force people to be my friends, and so far, it's it's kinda working getting a lot of people in here and having great conversations, and of course, aided as always by my sister's Sona move sesame is at the correct pronunciation it is. Yeah, it's our median. It's very Armenian very. Bona actually, sewn is Hindi for gold. You are gold Sonal. You are gold. I'm waiting. I always wait every time. You compliment me. Wait, you are gold. You fluctuate in value? Wildly there. It is there it is. And of course, mad Goral him. Hey, hey, how are you? Pretty good haven't seen a little bit. Yeah. You seem relaxed. You're wearing a t shirt today for the I think I've never seen a t-shirt before. You're usually a little more dressed up. You're gonna t shirt as well. That wasn't criticizing. You know? I'm saying, we're. Klay crying. Just relax. Good. Anyway, you look, very relaxed and calm. You look great, buddy. Fired before we go any further. I do want to mention this. If you like this podcast, you can do more than just listen to it. You can wear it. On your body. That's right. We got swag Sonal. This we got swag. Now. I did know that what needs a friend tee-shirt. It's a nice t shirt and everybody could use a shirt in. It has my name on it. I can't wear it. When I were stuff with my name on it. People think I've gone insane. Is my name on it. It was but I got taken off. Oh god. Yeah. You scissors on each pair. Anyway..
Colin Farrell Got a Parking Ticket
"Farrell being Colin Farrell who's on the show many times. Many many times handsome Irishman great actor came here to talk about his new project. But more importantly, he told a couple really funny stories one about how he got out of a ticket tried. Okay. I'm going to start again com. Farrell, and some Irishmen here this week told a really funny story of him trying to get out of a parking ticket here in L A. He the picture is hilarious. You should look it up. It's posted on Ellen tube. You should watch the clip. But it's a really funny story about a celebrity attempting to get out of a parking ticket. I do it. You're like Mr. that was very good. Mr. set it up throw to the clip in be done with him like a true broadcast. You're like, you know, what you also aren't. You're like, Mr. one take you take it just say, you just you just know what you're going to say you say it any move on listen to this. So I saw a picture of you. And this I appears to be you're getting a ticket, and you don't look happy. Speaking of driving. So it was one of the things that you were running and you saw him writing it out, and you ran there's a mad defeated of ever zone. Yeah. I wasn't ruining because I just came into a store if remember correctly those obey twenty yards behind me. But I could tell by the man's expression. When he looked at me on also by the size of his presence that probably wasn't going to go to wealth. Now, I plead needed. He either didn't see any films. I've ever done are. He did. And he hated the all, but he wasn't having any. Oh, no some very frustration about dot. And it's not like, I get you know, whatever the take a wasn't. He was seventy-five books. I still going to be able to send my kids to school. But it's just something. Yeah. When you get when you catch someone in the process right giving you the tickets hope you can. But not he wasn't. He was already writing it out when you say that he said man, you're at a look I think is what he said. Now, here's a here's another thing. I want to say I love about Colin Farrell. He was a notorious sort of crazy party Hollywood guy. Yup. And yeah. And and self admitted, you know, we're not saying anything about him that he wouldn't say about exactly self admitted substance abuser. And just wild wasn't looking for responsibility. He has evolved into such a caring and doting father to his new boys. And every time he comes on and talks about the love of his kids. And he's got one one son who who faces certain challenges who sixteen years old, and has that has thing called Edelman syndrome. Exactly. I don't know a lot about but it's a severe discipline. The way he talks in the love. It's like you just go this. This is a man who is just sort of found a
"tig notaro" Discussed on QUEERY with Cameron Esposito
"My name is Tig Notaro from premium blend. Are you from premium Lund eighteen years ago I ever saw that which is nights honestly, such a shame for me, it's it's some of the best comedy. Yup, still hold up. Yeah. Remember the best. Yeah, you're. In accomplish, stand up comic something. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. You're also family and Mississippi started a an an Email chain. Pretty recently with just utter excitement about how I have a Wikipedia page. That's how -ccomplish I am and I'm CC'd on the chain and listening or reading my family, and this isn't me making a statement about, oh, my crazy, backwoods, Mississippi relatives. It's just interesting. What in their mind is like a big deal. Yeah, an wicked pedia page. Blew their mind. Can you think of other markers of success that they have been able to respond to. No. I really feel like that was kind of the biggest thing. Yeah. I mean, I think. I don't know. It seems like that that they're proud of me and they think other things are cool. But for some reason, having a Wikipedia page. And a lot of the the comments for like, don't forget the little people. Don't forget where you came like teasing me, but they but they had a genuine. Yeah, you know, weight behind Wikipedia. My my family gets really excited if I'm in the Chicago Tribune is like that's the paper that they've had delivered their whole lives and and my nice to read it before she passed away like every single day. So yes, sometimes I am in the Chicago Tribune and nothing will ever thank you so much for seeing me. I wonder if I've ever been in the Chicago Tribune. Sure. You have. Yeah, sure. You have my friend. Yeah. Yeah. So, yeah, accomplish to some accomplished stand up. I'm also like an actor now and writer in how does that feel around actor? It feels like there's been a terrible mistake. I don't know if you set out to act or no, certainly not. Nor did I ever think anybody would be like that face? That's the face. We gotta put that on a big, how big can we get the screen? What on a big screen, put it up there. Yeah, I didn't think they would be like that haircut. We got a haircut pretty recently. Have you seen it? It's short. I have a bulk up on right now, but I'll take it was going to ask you, but we got caught up in a different conversation and but it seems to stop. Yeah, it's I don't have. I don't have your. You'd see what look check it out. How long has it been since I've seen you we a minute. I'm a whole new guy I have like this. like this. This is. This, I don't know your ago. Myth. With fully acting in like impressive things. Yeah, you're making a movie right now where you just made a movie right now with I've Jennifer Aniston. No, no, no, that's not happening note. Is that happened yet? I've made other movies yet a movie with. Octavia Spencer and Mark Wahlberg and rose Byrne who are legitimate actors. And I feel like I've seen and I'm like, hey, I got hired to be in this two mine if I hang out. But that was fun. I just did a movie with Natalie Portman and some other namedrop people, and it's it's fun. My wife makes fun of me because I show up..
"tig notaro" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Yelp. Much of the most popular hip hop right now comes from the south where some rappers intentionally slur and blur their rhymes and rhythms Cardi b. however hails from the Bronx. And she makes sure you hear every word every joke every pun every stinging insult. Invasion of privacy is among other things. A statement of principles and assertion of pure will or as she phrases it, I'm my own competition. I'm competing with myself. Ken Tucker is critic at large for Yahoo TV. He reviewed Cardi b.'s debut album, invasion of privacy coming up. We talk with comic actor and writer Tig Notaro. She has a new Netflix, comedy special. This is fresh air weekend. Support for this podcast and the following message come from the NPR wine club discover hand selected wines from ward winning vineyards around the world, learn the stories behind each one and enjoy unique bottles inspired by your favorite NPR shows all with the convenience of home delivery. A special welcome offer includes a bottle of weekend edition, cabernet sauvignon. If you're twenty one years or older join in the fun at NPR wine club dot org. My guest is comic actor and writer Tig Notaro. She has a new Netflix comedy special that premieres Tuesday. The last time she was on our show was an October twenty twelve. She was coming out of an awful period within the span of a few months. She had pneumonia a life threatening intestinal infection. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. She and her girlfriend broke up and her mother died suddenly in a freak accident at home. Just a few days after Notaro received her cancer diagnosis. And before she had publicly talked about it, she did a previously scheduled comedy set at the l. a. club Largo that took everyone by surprise and left the audience stunned here says, she began. I have cancer. How are you. Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time. I have cancer. How are you. It's a good time diagnosed with cancer. Feels good. Just diagnosed with cancer. God. Oh my God, it's weird because with humor, the equation is tragedy plus time. Equals comedy. I. In just at tragedy. Right now. That's just where I am in the equation. Oh, it's fine. I, I'll. Here's what happened. I went, I'm going to get very personal. Found a lump. Go is relax. Everything's fun. I have cancer. Tig Notaro had been doing stand up for years, but that set made her famous. A lettuce changed since then she's recovered from her double mastectomy. It's unlikely the cancer will return professionally. She's had an HBO comedy special in with the subject of a Netflix documentary. She co wrote and starred in a semi autobiographical series on Amazon called one Mississippi. She wrote a memoir, she fell in love with actress, Stephanie Allen, they married and now have twin boys. So here's an excerpt of Tig notaro's new Netflix, comedy special called happy to be here. For the majority of my adult life. I have been mistaken for man, at least once a week. It's more than that, but I don't wanna seem like I'm exaggerating. But I also feel confident that probably nobody here is like, yeah, we're going to need some examples. It doesn't bother me. I, I feel comfortable with who I am. I know I am what I am. You can call me a Choo. Choo train doesn't matter. I know who I am. Now, I can't believe it took me forty six years to come up with this response. And if this happens to you, please feel free to use it. Give me credit. Because it's good. I went into a shop and walked up to the counter and the man behind the cash register said, how can I help you, sir? And I said, just the gum ma'am. We