October 10, 2012 |
Comedian Tig Notaro's downtown Los Angeles loft is oddly intact considering she is moving across the country in the morning. She's about to start a new job with Comedy Central, she has a new book deal with Ecco, her debut comedy album, "Good One," is now No. 2 in its category on iTunes, and reporters from Vanity Fair and the New Yorker are calling later about a new comedy recording of hers on Louis C.K.'s website. Still, as she relaxes on the taupe couch that divides her industrial-modern kitchen and airy, sun-lit living room, Notaro seems utterly unflustered.
September 25, 2012 |
Comic Tig Notaro will publish a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays with Ecco in 2015, the publisher announced Tuesday. Notaro , who has had her own 30-minute special on Comedy Central, has written for TV, has been heard on "This American Life" and regularly appeared on the full gamut of late-night shows, did a set at Largo in August that brought her special attention. Scheduled to appear for her monthly show at Largo with Louis CK as a special guest, Notaro first went to a doctor's appointment.
July 19, 2012
COMEDY Comedian Bo Burnham might be best known as the youngest comic to record a Comedy Central special, but precocity is the least of his talents. Perhaps the leading voice of acerbic Millennial angst, he's performed on "Chelsea Lately," IFC and nearly every comedy fest that matters. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. Largo-la.com.
July 12, 2012
COMEDY Already one of the top performers today who took stand-up comedy into rock clubs in the '00s with the Comedians of Comedy Tour (also featuring Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford and Brian Posehn), Patton Oswalt made the leap into new corners of his craft since reaching greater fame in films such as Pixar's "Ratatouille" and "Young Adult. " Honed by his experiences as a new father, his latest album "Finest Hour" is aptly named, and here at his monthly set at Largo he'll be joined by fellow comics who will surely keep the laughs coming.
June 28, 2012
A comic who specializes in a taboo-busting form of mischievously delivered shock and awe, Sarah Silverman's profile isn't quite as sky-high as when she was inspiring complimentary magazine profiles in the wake of her one-woman-show-turned-movie "Jesus Is Magic," but she still has a sharp eye for digging into sacred cows. Here she'll be joined by a roster of guests that includes Natasha Leggero, Eddie Pepitone and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Thurs., 8:30 p.m. $25. http://www.largo-la.com .
June 21, 2012
COMEDY Garfunkel & Oates is a duo of very funny songstresses who will bring big laughs to Largo on Friday. Kate "Oates" Micucci and Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome will sing their hearts out with lyrics as clever as they are witty. Special comedian guests will add sass to the evening. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com.
June 7, 2012
MUSIC There's working-class venom in Kurt Vile's lyrics, and each arrangement is carefully laid out with the most sharply intricate of electric guitar leads. Vile doesn't sing so much as slur, but the feel is one of effortlessness rather than laziness, as if this bitter slacker has no choice but to stand on stage with his guitar. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. largo-la.com.
April 19, 2012
COMEDY Richard Lewis' bone-dry humor has made him a stand-up and TV special staple for years, but he earned a younger fan coterie for his regular "Curb Your Enthusiasm" appearances. This intimate Largo gig is a chance to catch one of the greats in a perfect room for his droll tweaking of society and himself. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $35. largo-la.com.
April 5, 2012
MUSIC The composer Clint Mansell is best known for his haunting, claustrophobic scores to Darren Aronofsky's thrillers. Here he'll perform with the Sonus Quartet to celebrate the release of his new album, a soundtrack to Massey Tajedin's "Last Night. " The group will play from that album and from throughout Mansell's career. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $30. largo-la.com.
March 31, 2012
Nick Offerman's 'American Ham' When : 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where : Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles Cost : $25 Info : (323) 855-0350, http://www.largo-la.com