September will mark the 10th anniversary of Notaro getting her big break on Conan. So Notaro, who's busy in New York City, flew in (and immediately flew back to NYC) just to say goodbye to Conan as his TBS show ends. “For years, I was turned down for talk shows and late-night. Or I’d have one shot or no shot,” Notaro said on Thursday's show. “I’d get feedback that my delivery was too slow– not enough jokes per minute, I heard. Too low-key, not mainstream enough. Then when I got a shot to come on your show, I remember leaving the studio and I got a call from my manager saying that your show had called to have me booked again immediately and that you wanted me to be a regular on the show. I couldn’t even comprehend that because of all the rejection I had gotten. I feel like your show gave me this incredible opportunity to be myself, to try out weird things, and also, I’m certain, went hand-in-hand with me being welcome on to so many other talk shows."
TOPICS: Tig Notaro