Comedy

Tig Notaro Gets Her Life Back on Track With Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro delivered a set at Largo, a Los Angeles club, that would change her life. Notaro had lost her mother, lost her relationship, contracted a life-threatening intestinal disease and just been diagnosed with breast cancer -- and she says she felt compelled to share her misfortunes on stage, in a performance that would later be released as her CD Live. After the show, she received an overwhelming amount of support from fans and the comedy community, with comedians like Louis C.K. saying it was one of the greatest sets he had ever seen.

Two years later, Notaro is happy and healthy and embarking on a new tour, Boyish Girl Interrupted, which will bring her to the Paramount Theater on Sunday, November 9. In advance of her visit here, Westword spoke with Notaro about life after rock bottom.

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