Just a quick post, because I just got this news, and it’s the second best news I got today. Which means the other news was super great, because this news? Jesus!
TIG NOTARO’S “I HAVE CANCER” SET’S COMING TO THIS AMERICAN LIFE!
For those not obsessively following standup news, a few weeks ago the very incredible Tig Notaro (you may know her as sexy lady cop “Tig” on The Sarah Silverman Program) did a set at Largo in LA that revealed she had Stage 2 breast cancer. She killed in ways that everyone who was there said were amazing, one-of-a-kind, and indescribable.
Here’s Louis CK, who was lucky enough to decide to do a surprise set at Largo that night, tweeting about it:
I’ve told people two things about this:
- I would pay Seinfeld-at-the-Kennedy-Center money to see a video of this set.
- That no fan-shot video of this set exists on YouTube is perfect and awesome and exactly why I think standup is important and should never be recorded for uploading to YouTube.
I’ve been torn, in other words. Now, it seems as though Notaro has sent audio to increasingly-big-friend-to-standups Ira Glass, and we’ll be hearing it on NPR very soon.
Thanks to the ever-swift Splitsider for breaking the news (to me).