Tig Notaro: Drawn
Matt Roush says...
Expect the unexpected with stand-up comedian and sometimes-actor Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery and Netflix’s Army of the Dead). While animation doesn’t immediately come to mind when experiencing her droll, deadpan style of storytelling, she turns herself into a wry cartoon clown in an innovative but unnecessary animated expansion of her latest act. Illustrating her stories and her appreciative (though not always comprehending) audience, Drawn sometimes over-literalizes her gags, but the material is strong. The approach works best in a long riff on the absurdity of the Kool-Aid Man, but her stories of being abandoned during wisdom-tooth surgery and regaling fellow comic Jenny Slate with her many personal disasters are winners, drawings aside.