Monday, August 24, 2015

Why wouldn't Mathilde "You better call me Tig cause I'm a moron, " Notaro talk to the press? I'll tell you why... cause the whole cancer thing was an incrediblly diabolical scam funded and maintained by Nick Kroll and those who owe him favors

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Comedian Tig Notaro emailed identical answers to three different newspapers in Portland.
Here's some original material.
Tig Notaro has been doing a lot of email interviews lately.That was pretty clear when I received the comedian’s answers to the questions I’d emailed her weeks ago. Some were carbon copies of respo
  • Jane Doughy, Laurie Cantelon and 19 others like this.
  • Jake Sepulveda I'm glad Tig has more important things to do. Seriously.
    • Jane Doughy It sounds off the wall but the Willamette Week is facing such angry responses, because so many freelancers are willing to play along with Nick Kroll's grand "entrepreneurial approach to comedy" After all there are rewards ...See More
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  • Autumn Riley If your asking the same questions as another media source expect the same answer? Maybe you should come up with some new material and ask better questions.
  • Kathy Wilson Generic impersonal email questions = generic impersonal email answers.
  • Giuliana M Petoia WW... Why are you being a dick? Not just in this piece, because you really didn't need to include the smear of Tig at the top, but also to the respondents of this post. Its defensive and really unattractive. If I wanted that much attitude I'd get my news from drunk bros at Trio.
  • Carie Albers I've never heard of Tig Notaro.
  • Jane Doughy when notaro did it unrehearsed it led to problems. safe to cut and paste via email
  • Amy Chastain ....and?
  • Sarah Carlin Ames Sometimes sending newsmakers written questionnaires is an easy way to get them to write your article for you. You want impromptu questions, ask for an interview and transcribe it yourself. . . . otherwise, sure, they'll cut and paste. Or get an intern to do it.
  • Willamette Week Her publicist emailed us eight times asking us to do an interview. She asked for that interview to be done by email.
  • Sarah Carlin Ames Ahhhh. Most excellent point. Because then said intern can cut and paste the answers. It takes two to tango though. I guess the challenge then is to ask unique questions.
  • Willamette Week The problem is that there some some questions everyone asks because they're polite or related specifically to her situation—for example, asking someone who did a whole routine about a health scare how they're feeling today. Most interviews with touring bands, for example, begin with "how's the tour going" or "where are you guys tonight?" If a band wrote out a long answer to that and just subbed out the name of the city ("We're in [Boise] tonight and it's a beautiful town, lots of nice people here and we love the [mountains] and have always had good shows at [Revolution]") it would be kinda weird.
  • Sarah Carlin Ames I dunno. If you get the same question night after night about the exact same thing, it might seem a little weird to expect a really different answer. If you asking about a different city (as in your example), sure.
  • Willamette Week Sure, but while the general answer doesn't change all that much most people make an effort to rephrase things a bit. Yes, your recovery is going well, but are you really feeling exactly the same on two different days?
  • Bill Lascher This is a little odd. If this is something that happens sometimes with touring bands why the sense of surprise and indignation that is in this piece? Why call Notaro out in the headline and intro if she is repeating a practice that other subjects have ...See More
  • Willamette Week Bill, I think you misread everything above. Touring bands DON'T do that. And thanks for the thoughts on proper interview techniques, but there are reasons working journalists opens with niceties. And part of the point here was to get her practice on the record for other journalists around the country. Your thoughts as a layman here are interesting though, thanks.
  • Bill Lascher I appreciate the clarification at the beginning and apologize for my misreading. However, I am not a layman (I'm not going to list bylines but I'd be happy to do so if you want to keep making assumptions), though mostly on hiatus because I am on contra...See More
  • Willamette Week This story is a lot more interesting to readers than the other stories, Bill. And no assumptions here, familiar with your work in the Mercury and Bear Deluxe.
  • Bill Lascher And The Guardian, And Pacific Standard, and Portland Monthly, and more, but glad you stopped in 2011!
  • Frank Grail It's not funny. Her job is to make us laugh, not shock us with a her nudity. This is bull$hi+.
  • Giuliana M Petoia It's not supposed to be funny or shocking. I'd hardly call it nudity either, ya know because she has no breasts from all that cancer. Thanks for being sensitive.
  • Jane Doughy this article seems to have driven her over the edge. then again she went topless in largo a month ago and no one seemed to notice. famewhoring of a very deranged kind.
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