Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comic. "Tig" is a childhood nickname. Her great-great-grandfather was the mayor of New Orleans. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Pass Christian, Mississippi, but later moved to Texas, where she attended high school. She dropped out of school, moving to Denver, Colorado, where she became involved in the music industry, setting up as a band manager, under the name "Tignation Promotions".
Her work promoting bands took her to Los Angeles, where she tried stand-up for the first time. Notaro has been featured on Comedy Central Presents and The Sarah Silverman Program, latterly as a lesbian police officer. She collaborates frequently with writing partner Kyle Dunnigan. .