Cancer fuels comedy in Tig Notaro’s impromptu album
by James Thorne in Culture on 5 October 2012
Throwing out her normal routine, Notaro delivered a incredible stand-up that wowed the likes of comedians Louis CK and Ed Helms. “In my 27 years doing this I have seen a handful of truly masterful performances,” tweeted Louis CK. “One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.”
Notaro recently announced that she is now cancer-free. Her album, “Live,” went on sale today on Louis C.K.’s website for $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to breast cancer charities. We gave it a listen, and the performance is at once tragic, hilarious and strikingly poignant.