So I listened to Tig Notaro’s cancer set from Largo
I’ve been putting it off, sort-of. Dunno. Weird unconscious hesitation. Shouldn’t have, because it’s amazing.
So before another word: go spend $5 to download it at Louis CK’s site. Proceeds go to either Notaro (who, y’know, is fighting cancer and stuff) or charities fighting breast cancer. It’ll be the best $5 you’ve ever spent, even if you never listen to it. (But listen to it.)
(sidenote: when I reblogged the original story awhile back, I commented that it sounded like something from an episode of Louie, so I think it’s pretty fitting that he’s selling it now)
I’ve just never heard anything like it before. It’s obviously dead serious, but also made me just bellow with the Patented Brian Laughter. It’s crazy how inspiring this woman is. And it’s crazy how perfectly she ends this set, and how great the reaction at the end is. Find a half hour, break away from work/TV/twitter/tumblr/Facebook and just sit and listen to it.
Comedy, man. It’s a crazy, amazing thing.
Also, when it ended my iTunes transitioned into Train’s “Meet Virginia.”