Below A Rock with Tig Notaro: Richard Jefferson

Though she’s a well-known comic herself, Tig Notaro has a really particular and distinctive means: she doesn’t acknowledge celebrities. Whether or not they’re an expert athlete, a well-known sportscaster, or an award-winning actor, for Tig… properly… it’s simply not ringing a bell.

Not all celebrities are alike, and there are those that are bigger than life. Stars like Richard Jefferson, who, at 6’7”, actually towers above the remaining. The NBA small ahead’s esteemed profession started in Arizona, the place he performed faculty ball for UA’s Wildcats. Throughout his time there he was an all-Midwest Regional and all-Last 4 choice, and he helped lead his workforce to the nationwide championship recreation in 2001. Instantly after graduating that very same yr, Jefferson was a primary spherical draft choose for the New Jersey (now the Brooklyn) Nets, and in his first season was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Group. Though he was taken on instead, by the 2004 season he signed a six-year contract as a starter resulting from his unimaginable ability and flexibility. He suffered a ruptured ligament throughout that season, however that didn’t cease him from changing into one of many NBA’s greatest athletes, and by 2007 he turned the Internet’s second all-time main scorer. After seven seasons with the Nets, Jefferson signed with numerous completely different groups and finally joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Within the 2016 NBA Finals, Jefferson turned the tides in opposition to the Golden State Warriors and led his workforce to victory — making the Cavaliers the one workforce in historical past to win the championship after being down 3-1 within the sequence. Along with his success within the NBA, Jefferson was a member of the USA Males’s Olympic basketball workforce within the 2004 Summer time Olympics, and in 2012 he was inducted into the Pac-12 Basketball Corridor of Honor. He additionally donated $3.7 million to the UA’s basketball and volleyball facility — the most important donation from any of the college’s former gamers. Though he retired from the NBA in 2018, he’s nonetheless lively on the planet of sport — you possibly can catch him on the YES Community because the Nets’ recreation and studio analyst, and on FS1, ESPN, and the Pac-12 Community as a basketball analyst.

However simply because Richard Jefferson’s profession contains breaking quite a few information, receiving numerous honors, profitable the NBA championship, philanthropy, changing into a friggin’ Olympic athlete, and being a nationally broadcasted sports activities analyst, everyone knows by now that doesn’t imply Tig has a clue who he’s. It’s gonna take some hints, assist from Alexa, and even an improv scene if she’s going to determine who Richard Jefferson is, as a result of, properly, she simply lives underneath a rock.

CREDITS

Starring: Tig Notaro & Richard Jefferson

Govt Producer: Tig Notaro
Govt Producer: Stephanie Allynne
Govt Producer: Thomas Ouellette
Govt Producer: Hunter Seidman
Govt Producer: Rowan Wheeler
Govt Producer: Mike Farah
Govt Producer: Brian Toombs
Govt Producer: Chris Bruss
Supervising Producer: Keishla Rivera-Estrada
Line Producer: Charles Forsgren
Director: Riki Lindhome

Head Author: Thomas Ouellette
Author: Alana Johnson
Author: Mike Phirman
Stage Supervisor: Mazzin Chaudhari
Manufacturing Coordinator: Maxwell Hamilton
Manufacturing Coordinator: Savvas Yiannoulou
Director of Pictures: Geoff George
B Digicam Operator: Cale Nichols
C Digicam Operator: Scott Smith
D Digicam Operator: Keith Jeffries
1st AC: Sam Kim
2nd AC: Kelsey Juddo
Gaffer: James King
Key Grip: Justin Doescher
Manufacturing Designer: Ellie del Campo
Set Decorator: Samantha Corona
Set Dresser: Robin Feher
Tig Notaro’s Make-Up/Hair: Stephanie Daniel
Make-Up: Brenna Haukendahl
Costume Designer: Ambika Sanjana
Sound Mixer: Alex Dawson

Submit Producer: Phillip Loeb
Submit Producer: Kia Reghabi
Editor: Ryan Coopersmith + Charles Murzard
Graphics: Aaron Andersen, Paul Smith, Bryan Wieder, Isaac Sanchez, and Andrew Jewell
Coloration: Kia Reghabi
Sound Mixer: Derek Vanderhorst & Taylor Flinn

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