Tig Notaro Explains Exactly How Her Largo Set Happened


“And so I was in New York and I met with [Ira Glass] and I had like ten pages of start to finish every detail of horrible stuff that had gone on and he read it and he said ‘Ugh, this is so depressing.’ And I was like ‘Yeah, I know it’s my life, Ira, I don’t know.’ And he said ‘You need to work this out in stand-up, you know, not in just a written piece of tragic stuff.’ He said, ‘Your power is on stage so you need to utilize that. There’s nothing funny right now.’”

– An excerpt from Tig Notaro explaining the entire story of her famous Largo set to the Huffington Post.