Watch: Trailer for Documentary 'Tig' About Comedian Tig Notaro
"It's so cliche - but it's like, you're alive, you might as well take chances." Netflix has debuted the official trailer for the powerful and inspiring documentary Tig, from filmmakers Kristina Goolsby & Ashley York, about the incredible story and heartfelt humor of Tig Notaro. Most people know the story, but Tig was diagnosed with cancer just after her mother died, and she had a tough time dealing with it but found her way through stand up comedy. Ethan caught the film at this year's Sundance, where it premiered, and wrote in his review that it "packs an emotional punch, and also shines a fascinating light on the life of a comedian, both professionally and personally." I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this film myself. Take a look.
Here's the official trailer for Kristina Goolsby & Ashley York's documentary Tig, direct from Netflix:
"Good evening. Hello. I have cancer." It was this now-legendary performance at Largo in Los Angeles in 2012 that defined Tig as a raw and passionate performer. Faced with a debilitating and mysterious illness, her mother’s death and a subsequent breast cancer diagnosis within a tumultuous four-month period, Tig’s search to make sense of it all forms a surprisingly uplifting film about one woman’s journey to find love and laughter even in the darkest of days. Viewers will embrace Tig as she comes to terms with the sudden loss of her mother, recovers from a double mastectomy, faces fertility issues and finds love with now-fiance Stephanie Allynne. The documentary is co-directed by Kristina Goolsby & Ashley York, and first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January (read Ethan's review). On Netflix starting July 17th.