Documentary "Tig" Proves that Laughter May Very Well Be The Best Medicine

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13 July 2015
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 "Tig"
Friday, July 17 through Netflix

          “Tig,” the documentary of comedian Tig Notaro’s journey with bilateral stage 2 breast cancer is available through Netflix starting Friday, July 17.
 
          "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer." Comedian Tig Notaro used those words to open her stand-up set at Largo in Los Angeles in August 2012. Defiantly funny in the face of devastating news, Tig’s now legendary performance came at the end of a tumultuous four-month period that included both the loss of her mother and her subsequent breast cancer diagnosis. “Tig” is about how she found herself on that stage in that moment, and what happened next. Intimate, funny and illuminating, the film offers a revealing look at how Tig put her life together just at the moment it all seemed to fall apart. Proving that laughter may very well be the best medicine, the film is an unflinching look at a woman determined to find humor, life and love in the places we all fear the most.

          "Tig” was produced by Michael Clark and Alex Turtletaub from Beachside Films, written by Jennifer Arnold and directed by Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York. Executive producers are Tig Notaro, Leah Holzer, Hunter Seidman and Tim Foley.

 


 
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