Today, HBO announced that it is teaming up with Tig Notaro for the first ever fully animated stand-up special.
The special, which is her second for HBO, is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, who also produced Notaro’s 2018 Netflix special. Joining DeGeneres as executive producers are Thomas Ouellette, Hunter Seidman, Jeff Kleeman, Greg Franklin, and Brendan Burch, with Franklin also directing. The animation will be produced by Six Point Harness.
“Tig is truly an original and this animated special solidifies her status as an artist who constantly transcends expectations,” said Rosenstein. “We’re so excited to have her back on HBO with this fresh take on stand-up.”
“After having had the pleasure of seeing bits and pieces of my comedy animated over the years by some talented artists, I became DRAWN to the idea of creating a fully animated hour,” said Notaro. “Stand-up can be a very solitary art form, so combining it with a collaborative years-long creative effort was such a joyful experience. I’m so proud of this special and can’t wait for everyone to be fully vaccinated watching with their Nana.”
“I’m so excited for everyone to see Tig’s new special,” said DeGeneres. “I told her since it was animated that we should have Dory in it, but she awkwardly changed the subject. But it’s still hilarious.”
Honestly, with so much of stand-up closed for the majority of last year, we’re surprised more comics haven’t taken to this route yet. But we’re happy Notaro is going to be the first!