When L.A. comedian Tig Notaro announced on the stage at Largo that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, she set the comedy world abuzz, notably Louis C.K., who was in the audience that August night and called the set one of the most powerful he's seen in his career.
Now Notaro has announced that the complete 30-minute performance will make up her second album, “Live,” and that C.K. will release it on his website Friday, Oct. 5 as a $5 download.
During the Aug. 3 performance at Largo, Notaro told her audience that she’d been diagnosed with stage 2 bilateral breast cancer.
“Tragedy plus time equals comedy,” Notaro says in “Live” (decidedly a verb). “But I don’t have the benefit of time. So I’m just going to tell you the tragedy and know that everything is going to be OK.”