Tig Notaro is Getting Her Own HBO Special

Tig Notaro's career is continuing on its J-shaped rise as HBO announced today that the comedienne will star in her own special.

 “Tig Notaro is a ‘comedian’s comedian,’ whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike,” said Mike Lombardo, head of HBO Programming. “I’m so happy that we will be able to introduce this remarkable performer to a larger audience.”

If you didn't think she was already a comedy strongwoman, check out the rest of Notaro's credits which include films like In A World and Walk of Shame and TV shows like Amazon's Transparent as well as IFC's Garfunkel and Oates, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! Somebody tell her that she needs to slow down. Save some TV for the other comedians, why don't you!


IFC, Above Average & UCB Now Have an Online Crib for Comedy

The channel formally known as the independent film channel and now currently known as the incredibly funny channel [sic] has launched an online comedy hub.  

Dubbed IFC Comedy Crib, the site will be an online comedy hub for short form comedy from Crib co-creators Above Average and UCB. Four brand new web series have already debuted and more are set to come. 

Comedy Crib is an interesting project to get behind. For one, it will bring new comedic talent to the forefront. It looks like it will  also be a place for experimentation among its collaborators. Check out the series that the IFCCC has to offer below.

ClickBait Overload: Produced by UCB, ClickBait Overload offers viewers an inside glimpse of comedy’s creative process by gathering UCB comedians and challenging them to take two random topics, marry them together and then create, write and film a killer sketch video. Two catches: they have to incorporate unexpected props and they only have eight hours to pull it off.

Laurie: Starring Natasha Vaynblat and also produced by UCB, Laurie is a workplace comedy about a wildly imaginative assistant who goes to elaborate lengths to avoid doing anything productive in the office.

John and Geoff are Married: Created by comedians John Murray and Geoff Garlock, starring as two friends whose social lives change now that they are happily married (not to each other) with kids. They try to interpret potential flirting, boast about sexual conquests and fight to keep their sacred friendship in tact.

Comedy Drop: An IFC web series where comedians spring impromptu stand-up routines on unsuspecting audiences (some not even human) in unexpected locations such as barbershops, parks and costume shops – giving viewers a front row seat to the awkward places comedians will go for a laugh.

SNL Adds Pete Davidson As A Featured Player

When I said Saturday Night Live was going to add another cast member, I didn't think it would be announced so soon.

The late night variety show has decided to give young Pete Davidson a chance as a featured player. Deadline reports that the 20 year old comic (yes, 20!) will be the only person hired this season. Mike O'Brien will return to the writer's room after becoming a featured player last season.

Davidson was handpicked by SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels. The final cast for SNL‘s 40th season includes Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Kyle Mooney, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Sasheer Zamata.