Tig Notaro, born Carl Notaro, is an American stand-up comic. "Tig" is a nickname, bestowed upon her by her brother when both were children. Her great-great-grandfather was the mayor of New Orleans. Notaro was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She was raised in Pass Christian, Mississippi, but later moved to Texas, where she attended high school. She dropped out of school, moving to Denver, Colorado, where she became involved in the music industry, setting up as a band manager, under the name "Tignation Promotions". Her work promoting bands took her to Los Angeles, where she tried stand-up for the first time. Her acts have proven very popular, and Notaro has since been featured on Comedy Central Presents and The Sarah Silverman Program as a lesbian police officer with the first name Tig. She collaborates frequently with her writing partner, Kyle Dunnigan.