|Directed by||Kristina Goolsby|
|Produced by||Beachside Films|
|Written by||Jennifer Arnold|
|Edited by||Scott Evans|
|July 17, 2015|
Tig is a 2015 documentary film directed by Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York with additional directing and writing by Jennifer Arnold and starring Tig Notaro.The film chronicles Notaro's trials dealing with being diagnosed with breast cancer and her attempts to become pregnant with her fiancée Stephanie Allynne.
The documentary premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. Notaro hoped the film would be an "inspiring and humorous example of moving forward and taking risks in life as it continues to swing in every possible direction."
Singer Sharon Van Etten wrote a song in homage to Tig called "Words" that is shown in the credits.
In regard to why she wanted to make the film, co-director Kristina Goolsby said, "I was beyond inspired by Tig and how she was navigating her life in the midst of total loss and devastation. Here was a person on the precipice of great change, and the possibility of capturing her journey as she put her life together after an unfathomable series of events, in real time, was a chance to tell a powerful story that could illuminate the courage, compassion, and extraordinary strength of Tig."
In 2012, Notaro was diagnosed with breast cancer before she decided to perform a set of new material at the L.A. comedy club Largo, a performance that made her a viral sensation. This documentary focuses on the year that followed that night. Notaro performs at clubs across the country while dealing with a new relationship with the actress Stephanie Allynne, trying to have a child, and coping with the passing of her mother.
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Live [liv, verb] is the second live [līv, adj.] album by comedian Tig Notaro. It is a deeply personal set performed just four days after Tig was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. The album was first released by Louis C.K. on his website in 2012 by download only. It was the first release that C.K. had on his website that was not one of his own works. The album is no longer on his site, but it has a link to iTunes. The audio of the album was originally recorded at Notaro's regular monthly stand-up show Tig Has Friends at Largo for an episode of the radio show This American Life. Notaro did not want to put out the album at first, but C.K. convinced her to release it.
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