Tig Notaro – Tickets – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT – May 16th, 2020
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Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.”
This year, Tig and her wife/writing partner Stephanie Allynne sold the screenplay First Ladies to Netflix with Jennifer Aniston attached to star as the first female President of the United States, and Tig starring as the First Lady. In 2019 Tig will also appear opposite Oscar Award winner Octavia Spencer in the Paramount Pictures comedy Instant Family.
For two seasons, Tig wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical Amazon series One Mississippi, which she co-created with Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody. The series yielded several award nominations, including WGA, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards.
In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, the number one selling comedy album of 2012. Tig was also nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award for her 2015 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted. She received a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig. Her memoir, I’m Just a Person, is a New York Times Bestseller.
Tig is a favorite on numerous talk shows, including Ellen, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan. She is also a frequent public radio contributor. Tig continues to tour internationally, selling out Carnegie Hall in 2016. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird-watching with Stephanie, their twin sons, and cat, Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.
Val Kappa is a stand-up comic and visual artist who started out in the Boston comedy scene while attending Emerson College then moved to New York and honed her skills even more there.
She caught the comedy bug in high school when she and her fellow drama club members/castmates were the state drama champs in Massachusetts with their production of "The Stinky Cheese Man". Val was also voted "Class Comedian" by her classmates.
She has toured/headlined nationally at colleges and performed at comedy clubs, theaters and rock clubs all over. She has appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and was the voice of Clarice/Lil Mama on the cult cartoon "Home Movies".
In 2013 Val did her 1st solo art exhibition called Ridonkadonkdonk(Val Kappa's Art Show) at The UnchARTed Gallery in Lowell, MA. The show consisted of 26 of her original acrylic paintings and ran through the month of December. Val did a comedy show/party for the opening. The success of the show led her to start her own business called "Val Kappa Art".
In 2018 Val produced her first live comedy show "The Sleepy Time Comedy Show" at The Riot Theater in Roslindale, MA. The show was a critic's pick in The Boston Globe. Val drew pictures of all of the comedians on the show to help promote it.
She has recently opened for Tig Notaro at the Chevalier Theatre as a part of The Women In Comedy Festival and also at Guild Hall (in East Hampton, NY), Jen Kirkman at The Wilbur Theatre and Gary Gulman at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Val's comedy consists of observational humor mixed with snippets of her life.
She currently lives in Saugus, MA with her partner and 2 cats.
College Street Music Hall
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510