Tig Notaro was with us, and she's the subject of a new documentary about the hard times in life dealing with cancer.
“Good evening. Hello. I have cancer,” comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in front of a stunned audience in 2012. “Is everybody having a good time?” In just 30 minutes, Notaro not only revealed her grave prognosis to the world, but she also delivered the news with a disarming mixture of humor and vulnerability. The standup set became a media sensation and critical smash overnight and, as Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s new documentary reveals, helped push the beloved comedian past a series of setbacks and into the limelight.
Notaro was left with no choice but to turn profound pain into an ongoing punch line, both on- and off-stage. The result is an alternately hilarious and poignant window into a comedian’s process, turning her worst fears and anxieties into pure comedic gold.
The film also features Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K., the man who ensured Tig’s now-famous “cancer comedy” was heard by millions of appreciative listeners across the globe.
‘Tig’ will screen Thursday night, July 9th at 8:00pm at the opening of ‘Outfest: Los Angeles’ at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown LA. It will also be available on Netflix a week from Friday, on July 17th.