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Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comedian and talk show host who was born on 24th March 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi. Known for her deadpan comedy, she was a Grammy award nominee in 2014 for her album Live.
Notaro was born to parents Mathilde “Susie” O’Callaghan (mother) and Pat Notaro (father). Her mom hailed from New Orleans whereas she was raised in Pass Christian, Mississippi till Kindergarten before moving to Houston, Texas.
Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, writer, and radio contributor.
The comedian has a year older sibling, a brother named Renaud Notaro who is a radio talk show host. Meanwhile, Notaro earned her GED while residing in Texas in 1990. However, her academic performance was anything but plain sailing as she previously failed three grades and dropped out of high school.
Tig Notaro is married to her wife, Stephanie Allynne
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne are married since 2015.
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Tig Notaro tied the knot with her girlfriend turned wife Stephanie Allynne on 24th October 2015. Interestingly, both of them had never been in a relationship with women in the past. In fact, they both had a fair share of heartbreaks after dating men.
Earlier, the couple met on the set of In a World… (2013). Tig and Stephanie subsequently got engaged on exactly New Year’s Day 2015. The duo couldn’t have chosen a more celebratory occasion.
This adorable couple shares twin sons named Finn Notaro and Max Notaro, who they welcomed in 2016. The duo conceived their kids via surrogacy through Alynne’s eggs.
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne with their twin children.
During an interview with HuffPost Live in 2016, Notaro was asked about what keeps her motivated, and she gleefully talked about her partner. The comedian said,
I think the one thing I haven’t had is a relationship that fulfilled me and made me excited about being with that person forever, and I have that now, for the first time in my life. That drives me to work on that and invest in that. I still want to live my life and pursue my career, but my personal life and my relationship, my family, it’s more important than ever.
Notaro insisted she does not need anything as she truly has it all. She added, “It’s embarrassing. That’s what drives me.”
Stephanie, meanwhile, is an American actress, writer, and comedian who was born on 19th September 1986 in Claremont, California. She is well known for Dream Corp, LLC (2016), and One Mississippi (2016–2017).
The stand-up comic was diagnosed with cancer
Tig Notaro was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012.
On 20th July 2012, Notaro got diagnosed with cancer on both of her breasts. A few days later, she addressed her health issues during a live stage show at Largo. The performance was iconic for one line in particular.
While the comedian was on her way to the stage and receiving applause from the crowd, she walked to the mic, and the first thing she said, “Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.”
Watch: Hello, I Have Cancer
Later, the stand-up comic who had a double vasectomy with no reconstructive surgery decided to get out of chemo while she continued her treatment with hormone-blocking therapy. This, however, didn’t go smoothly as she was admitted to the hospital following her show in Philadelphia since she needed a cyst surgery.
Back in November 2014, Notaro delivered a powerful performance whilst topless at Town Hall. The New York Times reviewed, “She showed the audience her scars and then, through the force of her showmanship, made you forget that they were there. It was a powerful, even inspiring statement about survival and recovery, and yet, it had the larky feel of a dare.”
Notaro is a host of the hilarious talk show ‘Under A Rock’
Tig Notaro’s knowledge of pop culture and celebrities is hilariously bad. Under a Rock with Tig Notaro (2019) produced by Funny or Die is a genius idea that tries to make the most out of it through her lack of knowledge of famous people.
Tig Notaro invites prominent stars to her talk show and tries to figure out who they are. The show is insanely funny with Tig’s dry humor. The fans are in love with this version and want more of it.