Ratings and Reviews
Will go down in standup history
In the summer of 2012, Tig Notaro found out she had cancer in both of her breasts. A couple days later she took the stage for a standup show she was already scheduled to perform, and wound up ditching her set entirely. Instead, she began with "Hello, how are you, I have cancer" and the unsuspecting audience quickly went from laughs to silence. What resulted was perhaps one of the most honest and moving standup comedy shows in recent memory.
The comedy club happened to be recording the show, as they did for every performer, so the audio isn't ideal, but it doesn't matter. This show will connect with anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one or faced their own mortality. Standup doesn't usuall get particularly human, but Tig Notaro hit the nail on the head. You won't be rolling in the aisles laughing, but you won't forget it either.
Hilarious + poignant
I heard an excerpt on This American Life and loved Tig's funny and profound set. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Mining Comedy Gold From the Blackness of Coal
I loved this routine...raw in its honesty and integrity while at the same time finding the humour in the darkest of places. Where some people in a similar situation would have curled up in a ball and rocked back and forth, Tig Notaro took to the stage and fought back using two of her greatest strengths...her comedy and her humanity.