Tig Notaro’s cancer-announcing comedy set became legendary instantly. Vocal fan Louis C.K. will soon host the recording on his website, and now the experience is being cultivated into a book deal, too. Notaro tells ArtsBeat that “after experiencing the highest of highs and lowest of lows of a lifetime, crammed into a four-month period, I have a lot more to say and it’s got to go somewhere.” An autobiographical essay collection makes sense, although we’ll have to wait until roughly 2015.
Comedian Tig Notaro onstage at the 2011 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival Comedy Showcase: The Benson Interruption at Esther’s Follies on March 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. Photo: Cassie Wright/2011 Cassie Wright