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Old 10-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tig Notaro vs Cancer

Some of you may already know that former KATG guest and hilarious comedian Tig Notaro was diagnosed with breast cancer a little while ago. This was after losing her mother suddenly and also going through the break up of a long-term relationship and also having to literally fight for her life against a horrendous bacterial infection. She had recently faced down the Grim Reaper and won.

Then he came back. And he came back when she was already weakened and underweight from the infection.

She announced her cancer to the world during a set at Largo in front of an unsuspecting crowd who'd just gone out for the night to laugh at some of their favourite comics. One of those comics was Louis CK, who would later call her set that night one of the greatest he had ever seen. She went on to talk about it on several episodes of her podcast, Professor Blastoff, and today she and Louis released the recording of that fateful Largo set on Louis's website.

https://buy.louisck.net/

It costs $5. $5 to hear what one of the greatest comedians of all time calls one of the greatest sets of all time. Tig comes on stage and begins her performance with, "Hello ... good evening, hello ... I have cancer, how are you?" She continues in that deadpan Tig way and it's clear the audience thinks its a bit and gradually you hear them realise she's not joking about the cancer. But it's still hilarious. Because it's Tig.

Spoiler.

This week on the latest episode of Professor Blastoff Tig announced that after a double mastectomy she is currently cancer-free. This was a very heavy thing but, as of now at least, it has a happy ending.
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Just got the email for Louis - heavy shit. I will be getting this.

Fuck cancer in ITS tits, fuckin fuck.
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Her name is Carl, you silly goose.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I heard a clip of her set on this week's This American Life. At first I was kind of horrified at the audiences reaction, but as she worked through it I was laughing so fucking hard all the while thinking, 'I should not be laughing!'

Definitely going to check out the full set on Louis' site.


If you want a good preview before you buy listen to Act I What Doesn't Kill You | This American Life
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I heard the beginning on TAL as well and I have to say, I was laughing too. My fave bit was the very last joke, it summed up the entire thing for me....how the little things matter until they just don't anymore.
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As someone who lobbied pretty hard for her to win worst new guest, I retract it all. Had I known what kind of shitstorm she was living through at the time, I would have cut her a lot more slack.

Well worth the $5 for the set too.
No worries Cocky, to be honest I'm not sure of the timeline but I just assumed all her horrendously horrific luck was the result of Keith putting a curse on her.
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