In case you needed something to brighten up your Monday, Entertainment Weekly just released the first installment of the delightfully uncomfortable Up Close with Tig Notaro . The stand-up comedian extraordinaire and human wonder that is Tig Notaro has a new chat show where she gets cah-lose with her guests. We're talkin' belly-on-belly, nose-to-nose kinda close. Move over Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Seven Minutes in Heaven With Mike O'Brien, there's a new awkward host in town. (Just kidding, all of these web series can stay because they are great).
The first episode features Community star Gillian Jacobs and Tig on a floral sofa showing off their mutual amazing skills in neck craning and not-gut-busting-laughing into each other's faces. They get into the nitty gritty details of toothpaste, sibling rivalry and leave us with the burning question, WILL THEY BE FRIENDS FOR LIFE! I have to know! I just have to! And true to all Tig-ness, our hostess with the mostess makes a rip at her (multiple) brushes with death.
In just three minutes the series has given us such gems of catchphrases like: 'Tiggin' it up', 'sizzy', and 'mean as pie.' Any chance to spend a couple of minutes in the world of Tig Notaro is a very welcome respite from the cruel cruel world in which we live. Seriously, she is one of the most wholly likable comedians I've seen in ages. I can't wait to see who else is gonna get Up Close with Tig, because, really, who wouldn't want to? (And for Tig's sake, brush your teeth).
Catch the first interview here: