WATCH: Comedian Tig Notaro Returns From Cancer in Trailer for “Tig”
"Hello, I have cancer, how are you?"
“Hello, I have cancer, how are you?” That’s how Tig Notaro began her August 2, 2012 set at L.A.’s Largo. Her mother had recently passed away. She’d spent part of the year battling illness. Her longterm relationship had dissolved. And she’d just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Notaro’s set that night, during which she dove headfirst into the implications of her diagnosis, instantly became the stuff of legend, with fellow comedians who happened to be in the audience tweeting their support.
Tig Notaro just blew my mind at Largo. One of the most amazing stand-up sets I’ve ever seen.
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) August 4, 2012
“In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets,” Louis C.K. tweeted. “One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.” C.K. released Notaro’s set, titled Live (the verb, not the adjective) on his website, where it was later picked up and re-released by indie rock label Secretly Canadian.
Now, Netflix has released the first trailer for Tig, their documentary following Notaro’s life as she attempts to put things back together. You can watch the incredibly moving trailer below.
Tig is out July 17 on Netflix.
(via A.V. Club)