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.
This description is part of a wonderful piece on the distinct brilliance of Tig Notaro. Zinoman focuses mostly on Tig’s bit about all the times she’s met Taylor Dayne. Listen to the bit below and read the rest of the article here and the next time you see Tig Notaro, go up to her and say, “Excuse me, I’m sorry to bother you, but I just have to tell you: I love your bit about the times you told Taylor Dayne, ‘Excuse me, I’m sorry to bother you, but I just have to tell you: I love your voice.’”