Comedian Tig Notaro knows who should host the 2016 Oscars: Tig Notaro.

Comedian Tig Notaro knows who should host the 2016 Oscars: Tig Notaro.

Tig's night to shine.


Hear me out… (Getty)

Sunday's Academy Awards left many viewers craving a fresh start. The broadcast was the lowest-rated in six years, and those who did watch felt it was boring and stale. Even the biggest fans of Neil Patrick Harris were disappointed in his performance as host. At this point, there's only one person who could redeem next year's awards: Tig.

Who is Tig, you ask? Tig Notaro.

Who is Tig Notaro, you ask? I'll tell you.

Tig Notaro is a standup comedian, writer, cancer survivor, and podcaster. If you don't know her name, you should. Not only because she's great, but because I just said it three times. Also, according to a new editorial in the Huffington Post, she's the perfect candidate to host the 2016 Oscars. The author of that editorial: Tig Notaro.

In the piece, Tig provides 11 reasons she would be perfect to host the awards, including very persuasive arguments like

Whenever I tour through middle America, inevitably three people a week tell me I look EXACTLY like award show host favorite Ellen Degeneres, to which I respond, "Oh, so basically you can tell that I don't have a boyfriend."


I live relatively close to the theater and wouldn't be late.

and of course

My relatives back home in Mississippi always say: "Why don't you host the Oscars! You'd be so good at that!"

It's pretty unheard-of for a relative unknown to host the Oscars, but in the last few years, it's also unheard-of for the Oscars to be a hit. Coincidence?

If you're still unconvinced, check out this clip of Tig's standup on Conan:


If she did that in the Dolby Theatre, you can bet it would get people talking.