Back at the beginning of August, Tig Notaro got up on stage in Los Angeles and delivered 30 minutes of stand-up that was instantly elevated to legendary status for two reasons. The first was because of the context, as Notaro delivered the show shortly after getting diagnosed with cancer (which followed pneumonia, a debilitating intestinal infection, the death of her mother, and a bad break-up). The second was because Louis C.K., who was also on the bill that evening, tweeted the following: “In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.”
The set was only heard by the few hundred people in the room that night, and Notaro had intended on releasing some of it via This American Life. But now the entire set, titled Live (as in “Live Forever,” not Live at Red Rocks) is available via download care of Louis C.K., who has released it on his website as a $5 download. As noted on the site, Notaro is keeping $4 and donating a portion of the proceeds to charity.
So now that the full set is available, does it live up to the hype? READ FULL STORY