For the very first time ever, we’ll get to watch a special stand-up in animated form courtesy of the hugely talented stand-up comedian known for her deadpan comedy, Tig Notaro. HBO Executive Vice President Nina Rosenstein made the announcement and mentioned that the untitled special will air on HBO this summer and people can stream it on HBO Max as well. HBO had previously worked with Notaro for its stand-up special Tig Notaro: boyish girl interrupted.
The animated special is produced by Ellen DeGeneres; this is his third collaboration with Notaro. DeGeneres executive produced Notaro’s 2018 Netflix special Tig Notaro happy to be here, and Notaro co-directed DeGeneres’ Netflix special, Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable the same year.
Notaro chose Six Point Harness, the animation studio to produce the animation special. The studio is one of the most important animation studios, which has created numerous television and digital products, including an Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, the popular series Lazor Wulf, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Guava Island, and Waffles + Mochi with Michelle Obama.
Notaro said: “After having had the pleasure of seeing pieces of my comedy animated over the years by talented artists, I became DRAWN to the idea of creating a fully animated hour. Stand-up can be a very lonely art form, so combining it with a collaborative, multi-year creative effort was such a joyful experience. I’m so proud of this special and can’t wait for everyone to be fully vaccinated while watching with their Nana.
DeGeneres said, “I’m so excited for everyone to see Tig’s new special, I’ve been telling her since she was animated that we should have Dory in it, but she awkwardly changed the subject. But it’s still hilarious.
Rosenstein added, “Tig is truly an original and this animated special solidifies his status as an artist who consistently transcends expectations. We’re so excited to see her back on HBO with this new version of the stand-up. I must admit here that I do not know the stand-up of Notaro at all. I know who she is, of course, but I’ve never seen her play. I’m very curious about this one just because of the animation factor. I hope we will know more soon. ”
The special is written by Notaro; directed by Greg Franklin; executive produced by Notaro, DeGeneres, Franklin, Thomas Ouellette, Hunter Seidman, Jeff Kleeman and Brendan Burch; produced by Rachel Abarbanell; and produced for HBO by A Very Good Production of DeGeneres and ZeroDollarsandZeroSense Productions of Notaro.