This summer, Tig Notaro is crisscrossing the nation, performing on the porches and in the backyards of her fans' places for a tour documentary that will eventually be aired on Showtime. And if the precocious jokers at Corporate Juggernaut have anything to say about it, she'll be coming to Nashville for an intimate performance
in Brandon Jazz's living room on the site of Grassy Knoll Movie Nights next to Bongo Java East.
Notaro has been a working comedian for more than a decade, but only recently broke into the mainstream after riding a wave of tragedy into what Rolling Stone described as an “instant legendary” set of stand-up comedy at Largo in Los Angeles. Abandoning her usual set to speak frankly and honestly about undergoing stage-two cancer treatments, the sudden death of her mother and a dissolution of a relationship. Which sounds like a total bummer, but Notaro's set was real and truly masterful — something that any fan of comedy absolutely must listen to. It was released under the name Live (with a soft "I") and can be found on Spotify and iTunes.
Go ahead, I'll wait.
Corporate Juggernaut, the scrappy comedy upstart profiled on our cover at the end of May, has submitted their application to bring Tig to Music City and, honestly? They've got a pretty good shot at this. This isn't the first time that a YouTube video has thrown Brandon Jazz into unlikely circumstances, after all. Back in 2012, Jazz (and his Armed Forces) were tapped to open for The B-52's at the Ryman, thanks to his penchant for self-promotion and an antagonistic music video shot during a Westboro Baptist Church protest. If there's anyone who can use the power of the Internet to pull off something crazy, it's him.
If you want to help, all that they ask is that you tweet their video. Nobody really knows how Notaro and Showtime are going to pick their venues, but it couldn't hurt to give this thing some social media props.