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Tig Notaro's wedding brings celebrity, celebration to Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis

COURTESY JANE CLAIR TYNER 
 Tig Notaro reads Dime Magazine on Monday at Cat Island Coffeehouse and Pass Christian Books on Davis Avenue.
COURTESY JANE CLAIR TYNER Tig Notaro reads Dime Magazine on Monday at Cat Island Coffeehouse and Pass Christian Books on Davis Avenue.

PASS CHRISTIAN -- The skies were overcast along the beach Saturday afternoon, but the vibe was bright as family, friends and celebrities laughed and cheered as comedian Tig Notaro married fiancé Stephanie Allynne, family members said.

Notaro and Allynne hosted a reception at a family member's home in downtown Pass Christian shortly after the ceremony.

Family members told the Sun Herald the ceremony was charming and the reception was very "southern."

Celebrity guests were seen in Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis over the weekend by residents and business owners alike.

Many guests stayed at Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis or in condos in Pass Christian.

Sarah Silverman had dinner at Hollywood Casino and was a guest at the wedding.

Vince Perniciaro, employee at Pass Christian Yacht Club, got a photo with Silverman while she was there on Friday night.

Derek Kerley, an employee at the casino, said he took a photo with comedian and actress Kate Micucci, half of Garfunkel and Oates.

"She was extremely nice and offered to take pics and even give flowers," Kerley said.

Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame said he was invited to a Friday night event with Notaro and her family by Bay St. Louis City Attorney Donald Rafferty, Tig's relative, but he and his wife were unable to attend.

"Evidently there was quite an entourage there, and there was celebrity sightings all over downtown Bay St. Louis," Fillingame said.

Other celebrity spotting include Alicia Silverstone and several Saturday Night Live comedians.

Jane Clair Tyner, a Pass Christian resident, was shocked to see Tig Notaro with a copy of Dime Magazine at Pass Christian Books and Cat Island Coffeehouse on Monday.

Tyler said she heard Notaro was married on the Coast over the weekend but didn't think she would still be in town on Monday.

"It was nice to be able to tell her congratulations ... she was incredibly cordial and very gracious," Tyner said. "I'm very thankful for her continuation of trying to bring a positive light to Mississippi, and she's certainly someone who doesn't have to do that."

Notaro was in South Mississippi earlier this year, filming a pilot for her show "One Mississippi" set to premiere on Amazon TV soon.

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