I was wrong when I told you who Tig was. Well, part of what I told you was wrong.
I told you she was in Reno 911 which ran from 2003-2010. It was not her. I bring this up because last night, after her show, Ken and I went to a reception in Tig’s honor to support PP, and I pulled a classic Tig-Taylor. Not Swift, Dayne.
Hello, I said. “I love all of your work.” (I should have been more specific.)
“Oh really? What have you seen?” she challenged me with a sly grin.
I started my list. “Reno 911, Sarah Silverman” was all I could remember in that star struck moment.
She looked at me. “I was never in Reno 911.” She looked like I was just making shit up that I was a fan of her work.
It was not Tig.
It was her.
And the fact that I had never seen Tig do stand up before I had seen her on TV seemed to surprise her too. Not my fault. I had two kids under ten before she started on TV.
In my defense, a few things.
First of all, Tig WAS in the Sarah Silverman Program, and she DID wear a uniform that made her look like an officer. And she appeared (according to IMDB)in nine episodes from 2007-2009. See here, an easy confusion. Don’t they look alike?
brain tumor in my head which was removed shortly thereafter, apparently scrambling my memories.
Tig was wonderful in every show I did see her act in, The Sarah Silverman Program, Dog Bites Man, In The Motherhood and Transparent. I had never seen her standup show until recently, first on YouTube, This American Life and then her Netflix streaming documentary, Tig.
Her stand up show was equally wonderful last night. She has a marvelous way of telling a story that could be boring if told by someone else, and her timing is so impeccable, it’s hysterical. And she listens and responds to the audience. Sometimes comforting, sometimes correcting behavior.
Thank you Tig. I know you are just a person. And a whole lot of us just got to hang out with you last night.
And if you are reading this and you know Tig, please express my sincere apology to her.