Professor Blastoff is a weekly conversation between comedian Tig Notaro and her two co-hosts and comedian friends, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger. Each week, the hilarious trio discusses a topic of interest, typically based in science, philosophy or theology with comedian Aaron Burrell assisting in the research. The podcast premiered at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Podcast chart in May 2011, and has recently been all over the top 10 rankings of these same charts, peaking at #1 once again. Entertainment Weekly recently included Professor Blastoff on their “The Must List” ranked at #2. Previous guests on the podcast include Ira Glass, Sarah Silverman, Nick Kroll, Wyatt Cenac, Nick Offerman, and Doug Benson amongst many others.
Notaro recently released a candid recording on Louis C.K.’s website Tig Notaro: Live (that last word is a verb, Notaro says, not an adjective). The release hailed much acclaim:
“Notaro’s resounding strength makes this album something that lifts the soul of the listener as much as it entertains” – Time
“It’s an amazing, uncomfortable document, as Notaro relates her recent run of tragedy” – Rolling Stone
“Tig Notaro’s ‘Live’ lives up to its Louis C.K.-fueled hype” – Entertainment Weekly
“Tig Notaro sells 75,000 copies of Live, is technically more popular than Kiss” – A.V. Club
Wednesday, January 30, 8pm at Cobb’s Comedy Club