Tig Notaro Is Performing Stand-up in People's Homes, Filming It
Okay, that's not exactly what's happening, but it's close.
Next month, Tig Notaro will be performing her brutally honest stand-up in people's homes. Showtime will film the whole thing and air a documentary about it, calling it Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro. To apply, you simply go to tigroadtrip.com and tell the crew "who you are and where you live, we want to know who you would invite to the show, and we want you to tell us why you would be the ideal host for a Tig Notaro performance. Finally, we want to know where you would ask Tig to perform; all ideas are welcome!" Notaro has done something similar in the past, performing at people's homes with the Crackpot Comedy Tour in 2006.
Notaro has been something of a rising star in the comedy world for quite some time now, but most will know her as the woman who began a 30-minute set at Largo in August of last year by announcing she had cancer: "Thank you, thank you, I have cancer, thank you, I have cancer, really, thank you." That set has received the praise of many of her peers, including Ed Helms (who called it "one of the most amazing stand-up sets I've ever seen") and Louis C.K. ("In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.")
Go ahead and apply, or don't, you're just another person I have to compete with.