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How Tig Notaro created a cartoon standup special about life, death and Dolly Parton

Notaro and Franklin, co-founder of the Six Point Harness animation studio, wanted to work together more than a decade ago, but no studio or network was interested in backing their cartoon concept. Three years ago, ready to revive the idea, she asked Thomas Ouellette, an executive producer on the special, to cull through dozens of hours of Largo performance audio to see what could work. And last year, Notaro found herself in a surreal setting, poised to pitch this experiment again.


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