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The Wilbur Theatre
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tig Notaro Comes to The Wilbur

WHAT: On Sunday, May 31st, 2015, Tig Notaro is coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2015 – Tig Notaro will star in her first HBO comedy special, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. To be taped later this year, the exclusive presentation will feature the Grammy nominee in an all-new standup performance before a live audience.
“Tig Notaro is a ‘comedian’s comedian,’ whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike,” said Lombardo. “I’m so happy that we will be able to introduce this remarkable performer to a larger audience.”
Notaro draws on highly personal experiences in her stand-up work, most notably turning a traumatic period of her life, which included a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012 and the death of her mother, into a legendary stand-up performance.
When she appeared recently at New York’s Town Hall, the New York Times noted, “It was a set as unusual and funny as the 2012 one…but was even truer to her singular aesthetic… She shows that comedy can not only transform tragedy into humor, but that it can also…move a crowd into standing and cheering for three minutes, too.”
The subject of a feature-film documentary to debut at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, Notaro’s previous credits include “Transparent,” “The Office,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “In a World” and “Walk of Shame.” She has a Ted Med talk set for release in March and is writing a memoir for Ecco Publishing, scheduled for early 2016.

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WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 2015 – 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

COST: $25.00

WHERE: The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9700

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About The Wilbur:

Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit www.wilburboston.wpengine.com, or call 617.248.9700.
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