"It doesn’t make me funny. If it makes you funny, that’s what you talk about. That bit for Tig Notaro, it decided it wanted to be a bit. The bit is using her to get to the audience, and she’s lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. She’s the second baseman in the double play: You’ve just got to be there to catch it and throw it on. She’s a genius for recognizing it and making the move."
“Jerry Seinfeld on Tig Notaro and why he never did material on his father dying of cancer…” (via perryface)
"Living my normal life, I already had plenty to write about. Now after experiencing the highest of highs and lowest of lows of a lifetime, crammed into a four-month period, I have a lot more to say and it’s got to go somewhere. A book seems like the most reasonable place for it all."
Tig Notaro (Tig’s collection of autobiographical essays is tentatively scheduled for publication in 2015)
"I think it’s so funny – that distance from things that were so scary to you as a kid and now. Now as an adult, it’s my job to let everyone know my secrets I was trying to keep. It’s unbelievable that I will actually sit onstage and tell people that I had a greasy bowl haircut and I hated to take baths and I wet my pants and reeked of urine and carried a briefcase when I was 9."
"I remember wanting to go to a Pat Benatar concert and my mother told me I couldn’t go. I was just flat out defiant. And I was just like, ‘Meh, I’m going.’ And I left. And I rocked out to Pat Benatar all night."
"My humor is pretty similar on and off stage. It’s rare that someone meets me and says, “wow, you’re nothing like I thought you’d be. ” Usually I just hear flattering things such as, “you’re older looking in person.” Or, “you’re shorter than you look on TV.” Or, “I hate your comedy."