Tig Notaro At Columbus
(9.28) A couple of years ago I got stuck sitting in my car, groceries melting, waiting to find out who the heck was on my radio calmly discussing the worst year ever in the most subversive and transgressive ways imaginable. Even on radio one could tell, this was one breast cancer patient not wearing a pink T-shirt. What a relief, she wasn’t sharing her journey or trying to elevate or inspire — it was comedy and it was awesome. The NPR show explains,
“Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?”
That’s how comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. As she uttered those words to the audience, there was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in response.
Comedian Louis C.K. was there that evening, and tweeted this about her performance: “In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.”
Notaro has since demonstrated that she has many arrows in her quiver, not just the breast arrows. She has been on Conan, Maron and Sarah Silverman, and her set at Largo, titled Tig Notaro: Live, has been released exclusively on comedian Louis C.K.’s website.
$25 day of, doors 7pm, show 8pm, Sunday, September 28, Columbus Theatre, Broadway