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Tig Notaro's 'Live' lives up to its Louis C.K.-fueled hype

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

Tig Notaro explains the motivation behind her now-legendary 'I have cancer' stand-up set

In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly (AKA the Creepy Nun Cover), there’s an in-depth conversation with writer, podcaster, and stand-up comic Tig Notaro, who recently grabbed headlines after announcing her cancer diagnosis during a set at Los Angeles comedy venue Largo.

Notaro has had a crazy year: Since March, she has survived an extremely dangerous intestinal infection, endured the death of her mother, got out of a long-term relationship, and got diagnosed with invasive stage two breast cancer. She has continued working through it, taking a job writing for fellow stand-up Amy Schumer’s in-production Comedy Central show and continuing her podcast Professor Blastoff. At the beginning of August, Notaro’s 30 minutes of stand-up at Largo received rave reviews from the likes of Louis CK and Ed Helms. She told EW the story of how she ended up on stage that night.  READ FULL STORY

Love cover star Louis C.K.? Check out these up-and-coming comics

This week’s cover star Louis C.K. is often referred to as a comedian’s comedian, the kind of guy who considers the stand-up form sacred and takes his form and craft very seriously. In carving out his own personal area of the comedy world (one worth millions of dollars without a short term loan), he has not only cast himself as a singularity but also paved the way for a new wave of dynamic stand-ups who have thrived in today’s multi-platform environment mostly by tapping into their purest selves — just like Louis did.

So take a look at these five comics, all of whom seem ready to break out at a moment’s notice. You may not know them now… but you will. READ FULL STORY

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