The personal Biography of Tig Notaro, a Stand-up comedian who was diagnosed with cancer.

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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. Written by Beachside Films

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26 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was aware of Tig Notaro from her appearances on "The Sarah Silverman Program" and" Community," as well as her role in Lake Bell's "In A World," but until watching this documentary I was unaware of her stand- up career. This film, which traces how Notaro used her career in order to survive an intensely difficult period in her personal life, makes a compelling case for humor as a coping mechanism as well as for Notaro's standing as a revolutionary performer. Her brand of multi-layered, subtle comedy may not make her a mainstream icon but comedy fans will likely find her a refreshing, relaxed style compelling. Highly, highly recommended.


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