Tig Notaro Is No Longer Broken And She'll Show Her Scars To Prove It
BuzzFeed - Latest 2015-08-21
The comedian spoke with BuzzFeed News about her upcoming topless HBO special, her newly adopted kitten, and how she’s finally moving forward following the worst years of her life.
The first thing you should know about Tig Notaro's debut HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted, premiering this Saturday, is that she completes the set topless.
The next thing you should know: This isn't the first time.
Notaro is no stranger to "baring it all" onstage. She first pulled the stunt last year during a Largo set n L.A. and then again at the New York City Comedy Festival. Stripping down on stage is a bold act for anyone to pull off in front of a live audience, but even more daring when you have double mastectomy scars running down your chest as Notaro does. Years after being launched into the spotlight for a performance that focused on the worst months of her life (losing her mother, being diagnosed with breast cancer, and undergoing the double mastectomy), Notaro is ready to shed more than just her top. Following the release of two different documentaries (Showtime's Knock, knock, It's Tig Notaro and Tig on Netflix), she's enjoying a new phase in both her professional and personal life — one that is stable, happy, and not in the least bit "interrupted".
Notaro spoke with BuzzFeed News about her HBO special, the upcoming Amazon series inspired by her life, and the brand new kitten named "Fluff" that is constantly terrorizing her leg.
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