The Brilliant Repetitive Absurdity of Tig Notaro


In yesterday’s New York Times, Jason Zinoman wrote:

On the surface Ms. Notaro, a trim, rumpled Los Angeles performer who has one album, called Good One; a podcast called Professor Blastoff and who regularly appeared on The Sarah Silverman Show, seems like a conventional and very sharp deadpan comedian. Like Todd Barry she has a hint of a Southern drawl and a deliberate delivery. But what distinguishes her comedy is how forcefully it turns inward, drawing attention to its form, testing its limits. An avant-garde impulse bubbles below the surface, straining to burst out. It sometimes does.