Grammy-nominated actor Tig Notaro to speak at SMCM


St. Mary's City, MD - An Evening with Tig Notaro takes place on Friday, April 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Notaro is the 12th lecturer for the Annual Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for Arts Alliance members. Advance reservations for tickets are required at Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at will call in the recreation center beginning at 6 p.m. the evening of the event. The doors open at 7 p.m. and all seating is first come, first served.

Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.  She writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, “One Mississippi.” Season 1 yielded several nominations including  WGA, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards.  Notaro was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special “Boyish Girl Interrupted,” a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary “Tig,” and her memoir “I’m Just a Person” is a New York Times Bestseller.

In 2013, Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, “Live,” which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks. “Live” is a stand-up set delivered just days after she was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer, of which she is now in remission. Notaro remains a favorite on late night talk shows, public radio, tours around the world regularly and most recently sold out Carnegie Hall. In her time off, Notaro enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.

Visit for information on additional upcoming speakers such as political analyst and commentator Kathleen Parker on March 22 who describes herself as “slightly to the right of center;” David E. Sanger on April 6 presented by the Presidential Lecture Series; and GOP strategist and former Republican National Chair Ed Gillespie on April 12.

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