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By Allie Villanueva | Photo courtesy of Walton Arts Center

Tig Notaro's Realness Brings a Real Comedic Treat to NWA

After all we have been through in the last few years, we all deserve a good laugh. So, grab your friends, family or anyone with a sense of humor and head to Walton Arts Center June 23 at 7:30 p.m. to see a comedian who Rolling Stone called “one of the 50 best stand-up comedians of all time.” Tig Notaro’s range of humor from delightfully absurd to monumentally serious will have you laughing all the way home. 


The stand-up veteran quickly rose to stardom in 2012 when her buzz-worthy comedy album was released online. Live was an extremely personal set that was described by Vulture as “instantly legendary.” Just four days before walking onstage at a Los Angeles club,

Notaro had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She decided to share her experience with the audience that night by announcing: “Hello. Good evening. Hello. I have cancer.” 


The world loved Notaro’s realness, and since then, it has been nothing but sold-out crowds. The recording of Live was even nominated for the Grammy Award for best comedy album. Notaro is the ultimate risk taker. She enjoys getting big reactions fromaudiences, whether it’s from a punchline or a serious tidbit about her life. Notaro’s comedy style is getting personal with the audience; she likes sharing her life with the world through humor. In her specials she also talks about marriage, her life experiences and parenthood. 

Notaro’s Southern sense of humor will have you laughing your cares away. She has four specials available on Netflix, HBO Max, Comedy Central and more. Her HBO comedy show, Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, was her first stand-up special and was nominated for the 2016 Emmy Award for outstanding writing for a variety special. Three years later, her Netflix stand-up show, Happy To Be Here, celebrates life’s many joys while still bringing her signature deadpan humor. Or you can catch her on her semi-autobiographical tragicomedy series, One Mississippi, on Hulu. The series also yielded several award nominations from groups including Writers Guild of America, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards.


Northwest Arkansas audiences have one chance to see the comedic dynamo in action, so get your tickets while they last. Tickets to this show and more are available by visiting the Walton Arts Center website, by calling (479) 443-5600 weekdays 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and by visiting Walton Arts Center box office weekdays 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. 

Also at Walton Arts Center This Month:

Madagascar The Musical 

June 2 at 7 p.m. and June 3 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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