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

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 — in addition to the cancer, she unexpectedly lost her mother and ended a longterm relationship — but things seem to have taken a turn for the better. She currently has a clean bill of health, is writing for Amy Schumer's new show on Comedy Central, is selling a recording of her renowned Largo set and has become, after a long, fraught history, friends with Taylor Dayne.

Tig recently sat down with Pitchfork to discuss her new album and, unsurprisingly, what she has to say is well worth listening to.

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Mrs. Lovette

I kinda, sorta obsessively love Tig! I been listening to hours of Professor Blastoff over the last two months and that show and Tig (and crew) have brought so much joy to my life. One night I was in our spare room staining furniture and listening to Prof. Blastoff (the best of ep.) and one big in particular had me crying and gasping with air with laughter. My husband rushed into the room thinking something horrible was happening. So much goodness!