Tig Notaro stands up to a scary diagnosis
Comic: ‘Hello. I have cancer. How are you?’
A nervous Tig Notaro stood just offstage at the Los Angeles club Largo while Ed Helms introduced her. The audience that August night had no idea she was about to perform the bravest set they had ever seen. ‘‘Good evening! Hello. I have cancer. How are you?’’ Notaro launched into a 30-minute performance that immediately became legendary in comedy circles and is now available as a live album via a $5 digital release by comedian Louis C.K. In just a week, it sold more than 60,000 copies.