SF Sketchfest: Professor Blastoff Podcast at Cobb's Comedy Club

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Professor Blastoff is a weekly conversation between comedian Tig Notaro and her two co-hosts and comedian friends, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger. Each week, the hilarious trio discusses a topic of interest, typically based in science, philosophy or theology with comedian Aaron Burrell assisting in the research. The podcast premiered at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Podcast chart in May 2011, and has recently been all over the top 10 rankings of these same charts, peaking at #1 once again. Entertainment Weekly recently included Professor Blastoff on their “The Must List” ranked at #2. Previous guests on the podcast include Ira Glass, Sarah Silverman, Nick Kroll, Wyatt Cenac, Nick Offerman, and Doug Benson amongst many others.

Notaro recently released a candid recording on Louis C.K.’s website Tig Notaro: Live (that last word is a verb, Notaro says, not an adjective). The release hailed much acclaim:

“Notaro’s resounding strength makes this album something that lifts the soul of the listener as much as it entertains” – Time

“It’s an amazing, uncomfortable document, as Notaro relates her recent

run of tragedy” – Rolling Stone

“Tig Notaro’s ‘Live’ lives up to its Louis C.K.-fueled hype” – Entertainment Weekly

“Tig Notaro sells 75,000 copies of Live, is technically more popular than Kiss” – A.V. Club


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Cobb's Comedy Club

915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco