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"Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted"
Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on HBO
One of today’s most talked-about standup comics headlines her first HBO special when TIG NOTARO: BOYISH GIRL INTERRUPTED debuts SATURDAY, AUG. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). Featuring the Grammy nominee in an all-new standup performance before a live audience, the special was taped at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on May 31.
Among the topics Notaro covered onstage in Boston were performing and bombing in Las Vegas, taking her fiancée to meet her family in Mississippi, going through TSA screening, flying on small planes, searching for the perfect Santa Claus, laugh noises and the fun of sending misleading texts to friends.
Notaro is known for drawing on highly personal experiences in her stand-up work, including her 2012 diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent double mastectomy, which she addressed in Boston.
Reviewing that live performance, the Boston Globe wrote, “Notaro could not have been cooler. There is a relaxed confidence in her delivery and a liveliness in her ideas."
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 22 (4:25 a.m.), 25 (midnight) and 30 (10:10 p.m.), and Sept. 3 (midnight), 7 (1:20 a.m.), 11 (1:00 a.m.) and 17 (2:25 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 28 (8:00 p.m.) and 31 (11:10 p.m.)
Notaro will return for season two of the critically acclaimed series “Transparent” this fall. Harper Collins will publish her memoir in 2016.