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ITHACA, NY—The Ithaca Health Alliance (IHA) announced nationally recognized comedian Tig Notaro will perform a benefit show in honor of the 10th anniversary of their Free Clinic. The show, brought to you by Dan Smalls Presents, will take place on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 pm at the State Theatre of Ithaca.

Tig Notaro and Dan Smalls Presents will donate $1 for every ticket sold in support of IHA’s Free Clinic. “We’re grateful to Dan Smalls for organizing this benefit show,” said Executive Director Norbert McCloskey.

“IHA has been an important part of the community for nearly 20 years. IHA has helped thousands of community residents who are unable to afford health insurance receive medical and holistic care. This support from Dan Smalls Presents and Tig Notaro will help the staff and volunteers of IHA continue to provide needed services to the uninsured and underinsured of our community.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or at the State Theatre box office.

Tig Notaro is currently writing, producing and starring in the autobiographical comedy series One Mississippi for Amazon Studios, where she can also be seen in her recurring role as “Barb” on the Jill Soloway series Transparent. Her eagerly anticipated memoir I’m Just A Person will be released June 2016 through Harper Collins Publishing, with a national book tour to follow. Tig’s HBO stand-up special Boyish Girl Interrupted and the Netflix Original Documentary TIG premiered to critical acclaim and are available for streaming.

In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, LIVE, which sold over 100,000 units in six short weeks. LIVE is a stand-up set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bi-lateral breast cancer. She has since announced her cancer to be in remission and remains a favorite on Conan and This American Life, and enjoys bird watching with her wife at their home in Los Angeles.

Since 1997, the Ithaca Health Alliance, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been facilitating health care for all with a focus on the needs of the uninsured and under-insured. The Alliance’s three programs¾Ithaca Health Fund (1998), Community Health Education (2000) and Ithaca Free Clinic (2006)¾are based on the principle that health care is a human right. For more information about the Ithaca Health Alliance, visit

(Photo courtesy of Tig Notaro’s Facebook Page)

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Michael Smith

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