Talking to Tig Notaro: 'Safety's the Last Thing That Nurtures Comedy'

Over the past two years, Tig Notaro has gone from well-respected but slightly under the radar comic to one of the most celebrated stand-ups in the country. The comedian’s swell in popularity follows an August 2012 set at Largo in Los Angeles during which she described—with humor and poignancy—the traumatic events… » 4/16/15 3:15pm 4/16/15 3:15pm

Megan Mullally Sang to Tig Notaro in the Hospital...Or So She Thought


On Tuesday’s episode of The Late Late Show, Megan Mullally revealed just how good of a friend she is, telling the story of how, when Tig Notaro was in the hospital recovering from her double mastectomy, she came to visit her every day and sang (Tig likes her singing voice). She got so used to doing it that she kept… » 4/08/15 9:30am 4/08/15 9:30am

Tig Notaro Performed Half of Her Set Topless Last Night

Tig Notaro is the fucking coolest. Two years ago, she performed what quickly became one of the most legendary stand-up sets of all time, tearing the roof off Los Angeles' Club Largo with a searing, heartbreaking, hilarious set about being diagnosed with breast cancer. Last night at Town Hall in New York, she followed… » 11/07/14 2:10pm 11/07/14 2:10pm

Clichéd Yet Moving John Legend Video Stars Laverne Cox and Tig Notaro

John Legend has a video out for his song, "You & I (Nobody in The World)." The whole thing is cheesy in that "you don't know you're beautiful" way, but it does feature a diverse range of women — in terms of race, age, and experience — and showcases the great Laverne Cox and Tig Notaro. Check it out. » 7/11/14 3:45pm 7/11/14 3:45pm

Tig Notaro's Breasts Were Unsatisfied, So They Tried to Kill Her

Tig Notaro is one of the driest comedians out there. She's also one of the bravest, able to make fun of everything life's thrown at her. For Notaro, that means cracking jokes about surviving breast cancer and enduring a double mastectomy, all right after her mother died and her girlfriend told her to kick rocks. But… » 4/01/14 5:50pm 4/01/14 5:50pm

Tig Notaro on the Worst Year of Her Life Turning Into the Best Year of…

This past August, Tig Notaro performed a set at Largo in LA shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Her brilliant, funny, sad and honest performance that night has since solidified her as one of the best living comedians in the industry today. Safe to say, it's been a very big year for Notaro —… » 12/04/12 5:50pm 12/04/12 5:50pm

Rihanna and Chris Brown Maybe Did Sex in a Bar Bathroom Last Night

Yes, Rihanna and Chris Brown put their faces on each other at a club in the Meatpacking District this past evening after arriving within five minutes of each other. Like the classiest mating call displayed on a Discovery Channel special, Breezy "raised his shirt and was dancing promiscuously" in Rihanna's general… » 10/03/12 9:00am 10/03/12 9:00am

Tig Notaro Talks to Conan About Her Breast Cancer: 'My Prognosis Is…

Nearly two months after her show stopping standup set at Largo, comedian Tig Notaro, who was recently diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, has returned to Conan to discuss the events that led to her diagnosis (they were grim) and her current prognosis. Thankfully, it seems as if Tig's fortunes have begun to turn… » 9/21/12 10:00am 9/21/12 10:00am

Tig Notaro Performed Some Amazing Comedy About Being Diagnosed with…

On Friday night, comedian Tig Notaro launched into a set at the Largo in Los Angeles that is already morphing into legend — after Ed Helms welcomed her onto the stage, she told the audience, "Thank you, thank you, I have cancer, thank you, I have cancer, really, thank you." When Notaro finished telling her rapt… » 8/06/12 11:00am 8/06/12 11:00am