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Liz Lee - September 2014
Comedian Tig Notaro went back to the stage just one week after being diagnosed with cancer, in 2012, and delivered one of her best performances ever, reports The Phoenix.
“When comedian Tig Notaro was diagnosed with cancer, in 2012, she cancelled her upcoming gigs — her mind was too preoccupied to tell jokes with any real conviction. A week later, she turned that predicament on its head by getting on stage at Largo nightclub in Los Angeles and delivering what would become one of the most celebrated standup sets in recent history.”
During the set, Notaro tells the story of how she arrived at her cancer diagnosis. According to The Phoenix, fellow standup performer Louis C.K. described her set as “one of the most ‘truly great, masterful standup sets’ he’s ever witnessed.” A recording of Notaro’s set was nominated for a Grammy Award this year.
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Original source: providence.thephoenix.com