“You’re alive, so you might as well take chances.”
July 17th marks the streaming debut of the Netflix original documentary, Tig, about a woman you should know, Comedian Tig Notaro. It captures the extraordinary story of how she bounced back from a truly devastating year during the height of her career. First, Tig came down with a life-threatening infection. A week later, her mother suddenly died. Then, Tig says, “I found a lump.” After everything that had happened, she had cancer, bilateral breast cancer.
But for this woman who loves standup and comedy so much, Tig made the choice to turn her profound pain into an ongoing punch line, both on and off the stage. It’s an incredible and inspiring story that deserves to be told, so bravo to Netflix for telling it.