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"I haven't gotten biospies yet, which I'm planning on doing," said 41-year-old comedienne Tig Notaro midway through her explanation of a jarring visit to the doctor. That was July 31, on Notaro's "Professor Blastoff" podcast. "I want to, like, reiterate: I am not saying that I have cancer. I am saying I got not-great news yesterday." Fast forward to this past Friday, August 3. "Tragedy + time = comedy. But I don’t have the benefit of time. So I’m just going to tell you the tragedy and know that everything is going to be okay," writes comedian and writer Kira Hesser on her blog. "So began Tig Notaro’s set last night at her show 'Tig and friends' at the Largo. Actually, that wasn’t the beginning of her set. It began when Ed Helms welcomed her to the stage and she crossed over, took the microphone, and said 'Thank you, thank you, »


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