Tig Notaro likes her name, so shes keeping it. In one bit, the comedian talks about how she would never lend her name to a product like Jenny Craig, an illness like Lou Gehrigs Disease or anything else. I wouldnt want to be driving down the road one day and see a billboard that said, I did Tig Notaro for three weeks and lost 50 pounds, she says.
The only thing Notaros name is synonymous with is comedy. Her most notable résumé points include a half-hour special on Comedy Central, a guest-starring role on The Sarah Silverman Program, a spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a good run on NBCs Last Comic Standing. All these opportunities make for a lot of time on the road and in hotels. Onstage, Notaro talks about one trip to a resort in New Mexico, where she had to hang the Do Not Disturb sign on the door. Or for the Spanish speaking: No moleste. That was kind of a creepy feeling hanging that on my door before bed, she says, explaining how once, after she told that joke, a guy tried to set her straight about the meaning. [It] means to annoy or bother, the guy told her. Yeah, I know, she responded and added: No moleste. 8:30 p.m. The Laff Stop, 526 Waugh. Notaro also performs at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and information, call 713-524-2333 or visit www.laffstop.com. $20 to $25.
Wed., May 7, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., May 8, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., May 9, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., May 10, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2008