Comedian Tig Notaro, who rose through the standup circuit by spinning her hardships into humor, will bring her deadpan absurdity June 18 to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Since her careermaking “Hello, I Have Cancer” set in 2012, Notaro has built a cult following in comedy circles and found a fan in fellow comic Louis C.K. In standup specials, she has recounted nearly dying from a bacterial infection, suffering through a breakup, mourning her mother’s death and discovering she had breast cancer, which led to a double mastectomy. “Guys, relax, everything’s fine. I have cancer. It’s gonna be OK,” Notaro told an audience in 2012, shortly after being diagnosed. “OK, it might not be OK. I’m just saying.”
The Fort Lauderdale show arrives amid a career high for Notaro, who premiered her Emmy-nominated HBO special, “Boyish Girl Interrupted,” in 2015, during which she removed her shirt to display her mastectomy scars. In September, Notaro followed the special by debuting Season 1 of “One Mississippi” on Amazon, a semiautobiographical comedy series in which she relives the worst year of her life.
Last month, the comic made Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time list, which described Notaro as “transforming her misfortune into mirth with a sharp tongue, a strong point of view and a genuine sense of fearlessness.”
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