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November 26, 2013
15:44 // 7 months ago
November 19, 2013
16:16 // 8 months ago
April 25, 2013
Back on the road: After breast cancer and other life circumstances forced her to cancel a planned North American tour last year, stand-up comic Tig Notaro is taking her Professor Blastoff podcast on a 15-city journey around the country this spring/summer. Unfortunately, she’s not stopping in our neck of the woods, but we definitely recommend catching the show if Tig & Co. are coming to a venue near you. (Photo via TigNation)

Back on the road: After breast cancer and other life circumstances forced her to cancel a planned North American tour last year, stand-up comic Tig Notaro is taking her Professor Blastoff podcast on a 15-city journey around the country this spring/summer. Unfortunately, she’s not stopping in our neck of the woods, but we definitely recommend catching the show if Tig & Co. are coming to a venue near you. (Photo via TigNation)

14:26 // 1 year ago
January 19, 2013
20:09 // 1 year ago
December 7, 2012
8:58 // 1 year ago
December 6, 2012
There will undoubtedly be plenty of fans thrilled to hear this news, but we just hope this is the last time we hear about Katt Williams’ temper getting him into trouble. If you’ve got anger management issues, maybe Suge Knight isn’t the best choice for tour manager. Just a thought.

There will undoubtedly be plenty of fans thrilled to hear this news, but we just hope this is the last time we hear about Katt Williams’ temper getting him into trouble. If you’ve got anger management issues, maybe Suge Knight isn’t the best choice for tour manager. Just a thought.

17:52 // 1 year ago
October 6, 2012
laughingsquid:

Comedian Tig Notaro’s Legendary Set Now Available Through Louis C.K.

Louis CK’s e-mail regarding this was epic. An excerpt:

Well, Tig is a friend of mine and she is very funny. I love her voice on stage. One night I was performing at a club in LA called Largo. Tig was there. She was about to go on stage. I hadn’t seen Tig in about a year and I said how are you? She replied “well I found out today that I have cancer in both breasts and that it has likely spread to my lymph nodes. My doctor says it looks real bad. “. She wasn’t kidding. I said “uh. Jesus. Tig. Well. Do you… Have your family… Helping?”. She said “well my mom was with me but a few weeks ago she fell down, hit her head and she died”. She still wasn’t kidding.
Now, I’m pretty stupid to begin with, and I sure didn’t know what to say now. I opened my mouth and this came out. “jeez, Tig. I. Really value you. Highly.”. She said “I value you highly too, Louie.”. Then she held up a wad of note-paper in her hand and said “I’m gonna talk about all of it on stage now. It’s probably going to be a mess”. I said “wow”. And with that, she went on stage.
I stood in the wings behind a leg of curtain, about 8 feet from her, and watched her tell a stunned audience “hi. I have cancer. Just found out today. I’m going to die soon”. What followed was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw. I can’t really describe it but I was crying and laughing and listening like never in my life. Here was this small woman standing alone against death and simply reporting where her mind had been and what had happened and employing her gorgeously acute standup voice to her own death.
The show was an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them. Tig took us to a scary place and made us laugh there. Not by distracting us from the terror but by looking right at it and just turning to us and saying “wow. Right?”. She proved that everything is funny. And has to be. And she could only do this by giving us her own death as an example. So generous.

Worth repeating: ”She proved that everything is funny. And has to be. And she could only do this by giving us her own death as an example. So generous.”

laughingsquid:

Comedian Tig Notaro’s Legendary Set Now Available Through Louis C.K.

Louis CK’s e-mail regarding this was epic. An excerpt:

Well, Tig is a friend of mine and she is very funny. I love her voice on stage. One night I was performing at a club in LA called Largo. Tig was there. She was about to go on stage. I hadn’t seen Tig in about a year and I said how are you? She replied “well I found out today that I have cancer in both breasts and that it has likely spread to my lymph nodes. My doctor says it looks real bad. “. She wasn’t kidding. I said “uh. Jesus. Tig. Well. Do you… Have your family… Helping?”. She said “well my mom was with me but a few weeks ago she fell down, hit her head and she died”. She still wasn’t kidding.

Now, I’m pretty stupid to begin with, and I sure didn’t know what to say now. I opened my mouth and this came out. “jeez, Tig. I. Really value you. Highly.”. She said “I value you highly too, Louie.”. Then she held up a wad of note-paper in her hand and said “I’m gonna talk about all of it on stage now. It’s probably going to be a mess”. I said “wow”. And with that, she went on stage.

I stood in the wings behind a leg of curtain, about 8 feet from her, and watched her tell a stunned audience “hi. I have cancer. Just found out today. I’m going to die soon”. What followed was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw. I can’t really describe it but I was crying and laughing and listening like never in my life. Here was this small woman standing alone against death and simply reporting where her mind had been and what had happened and employing her gorgeously acute standup voice to her own death.

The show was an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them. Tig took us to a scary place and made us laugh there. Not by distracting us from the terror but by looking right at it and just turning to us and saying “wow. Right?”. She proved that everything is funny. And has to be. And she could only do this by giving us her own death as an example. So generous.

Worth repeating: ”She proved that everything is funny. And has to be. And she could only do this by giving us her own death as an example. So generous.”

13:22 // 1 year ago
October 3, 2012
A note to Neil Genzlinger: Your Critic’s Notebook column about the overuse of the term “Really?” was so deeply vacuous that I couldn’t help but feel that you have stepped into my area of expertise.
Jerry Seinfeld is really, really p.o.’d at the New York Times. (via entertainmentweekly)

Good thing he didn’t criticize “The Marriage Ref.”
12:24 // 1 year ago
September 20, 2012

We’re not typically a fan of super slow motion videos, particularly given the effect’s over usage around the web, but this was too good not to share. We sure don’t envy the guy whose only job was to get a face full of obliterated watermelon and glitter. source

15:32 // 1 year ago
August 9, 2012

dailydot:

(via YouTube Guide: “Mitch Was a Comedian”)

The other night, I actually watched a ton of Mitch material on YouTube. So it’s fitting to reblog this. It should break your heart that this man didn’t get to live to see Twitter. His style was basically Twitter, spoken out. — Ernie @ SFB

18:22 // 1 year ago