The first time Tig Notaro stood in front of a microphone, she didn’t consider the likely possibility the audience would be laughing.
“I was just trying to get through what I had memorized,” Notaro said. “I was nervous, that’s for sure.”
The possibility of laughter would mean, for most performers, exit, stage right, don’t come back. For Notaro, it meant the beginning of a successful career with performances in comedy club icons like The Improv, The Punchline, Catch a Rising Star and The Comedy Store.