Tig Notaro

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During her “Tig and Friends” show this past weekend, comedian Tig Notaro shared that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Fellow comedian and friend, Kira Hesser, describes how Notaro expertly told the news:

“For the first half of her set, even though she was telling the story in perfect grace and humor, I couldn’t laugh. For the second half, for the first time in my life, as far as I can recall, I genuinely laughed and cried at the exact same time, bewildered at the tragedy and the remarkably calm, clever prism through which she assessed her terrible set of circumstances.”

You can read the rest of Hesser’s account here.

For those unfamiliar with her work, Vulture has compiled an introduction to her comedy.


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