Synopsis: An intimate, mixed media documentary that follows Tig Notaro, a Los Angeles based comedian, who just days after being diagnosed with invasive stage II breast cancer changed the course of her career with a poignant stand-up set that became legendary overnight. This documentary explores Tig's extraordinary journey as her career ignites and as her life unfolds in grand and unexpected ways, all the while continuing to battle a life-threatening illness and falling in love. This film is a hybrid of comedy and drama that captures a personal journey about facing crisis head on with honesty and grace and overcoming pain and suffering with the healing power of comedy. It's a story about moving forward during a period of your life when you don't know what is going to happen. When you are willing to risk it all for what you believe is the right thing to do and for what you want to happen in this life.
Genre: Documentary
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95 min

at the Largo theater here in L.A.

She just released her debut album,

Good One.

Please welcome

the very funny Tig Notaro.

Tig Notaro, everybody!


Uh, how's it going? Good.

I live here in Los Angeles,

and I was walking through my neighborhood

down the sidewalk,

and I was passing this guy,

and right when we were passing each other,

right when we were passing each other,

he said to me,

"Ah, them little titties.

I thought you was a man."

It's like, "Okay.

Okay, if you think that.

And okay if you say that,

to yourself."

But that thought had to go through

several layers of filters in his mind,

and a checklist,

and he still decided,

"Yeah, I'm gonna need to say this."

My career has always been just,

kind of, going steadily up.

In early 2012,

I was busier than I'd ever been.

I was touring all over the country,

I was doing my weekly podcast,

Professor Blastoff.

I was doing a regular show at Largo.

I was in a pilot,

and something that was very exciting,

I was gonna try and get pregnant.

I was working more in town

than out of town, and that's...

That crucial element to

having a child and a family

is that you have to be home.

And that was starting to look

way more possible than ever.

- Sound speeding.

- A only mark.

And from Tig's entrance.


Have you seen my stress ball?


I was filming the movie In A World

and I was like, "I don't feel well."

A only mark.

I was aware that she was sick,

but she seemed great and fine,

and was making jokes and really funny.


It didn't seem that serious.

Uh, tell me more here.


At the end,

I was lying down in-between shots

just trying to rest.

And then I collapsed.

Oh, my God.

I cannot believe you're in the hospital.


Oh, my God, what happened?

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