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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Tig Notaro Makes Cancer Jokes and a Dating Profile Video (which Dave Hill Responds to)


(Watch Dave's response below.) Tig spoke with The New York Times about why she's been drawn to make jokes about her illness:

I was with a friend of mine last night who was like, “I don’t know if I can take all these jokes about you having cancer.” And I was like: “Oh, I’m sorry. It occupies 99 percent of my brain right now, and I just don’t know what to do with it."

So why a dating video:

The doctor has prepared me for more weight loss and losing my hair. Dating isn’t the main focus here, but it’s fresh in my mind, because I just got out of a relationship. So I’m just sitting here, thinking, Wow, not only am I single, but I’m about to be four pounds and bald.

With these videos and her podcast, what Tig has created in the face of her illness has been powerful and hilarious and silly and touching. And in response to your video, Tig, hey girl, Adam and I both live in New York, so hit either of us up at SplitsidersHunxxx.ThisIsAFakeEmailAddress.ThisIsTheEndOfThePost@G_ThatsHotmail.com.

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  • neks

    I knew Tig Notaro would do what she could to use cancer to get the fame that she couldn't get when healthy. I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't have cancer and made it all up. Pathetic story either way.

    • oreilly

      So…who hurt you?