Tig Notaro turns devastating crises into a remarkable comedy set. Now Louis CK is releasing it as an album.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories.
- Beasts of the Southern Wild actors are deemed ineligible for SAG Awards leaving questions of whether they'll get nominated for Oscars
- Can Seth McFarlane, recently named host of the Oscars, give a boost to the awards show that's lagged in recent years?
When Tig Notaro took the stage at Largo in August she had no idea what was to follow. She'd just been diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer which was the latest in a series of devastating crises that included the sudden death of her mother, the end of a relationship, and a life-threatening bacterial infection. That night at the Los Angeles club she went through it all. By all accounts it was a remarkable set of comedy. Louis CK, who was also performing that night, tweeted, "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." Subsequently CK convinced her to release the set as a comedy album on his website. A portion of it is airing on This American Life. Now she's recovering from a double mastectomy. Her prognosis is good -- and her career is booming.
Tig Notaro, comedian
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