Netflix and HBO haven’t just been trying to one-up each other when it comes to creating interesting, original TV shows, the competition has spread to putting out great documentaries as well. HBO may have aired acclaimed docs such as “Going Clear” and “Montage of Heck” earlier this year, but this summer Netflix has fired back with “What Happened Miss Simone?” as well as “Tig,” which will premiere in July. And judging from the official trailer for “Tig,” this is yet another documentary you will not want to miss.
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“Tig,” of course, is about comedian Tig Notaro, who’s been a celebrated stand-up comedian for over a decade now. She’s made numerous appearances as a guest on “Conan” and had a recurring role on “The Sarah Silverman Program.” She built quite the following for herself thanks to her unique brand of observational comedy. But then in August 2012, she took the comedy world by storm, revealing to everyone at the Largo comedy club in LA that she’d just been treated for breast cancer. Her subsequent stand-up performance was heralded by several comedians who witnessed her show that night. Louis CK even went so far as to sell the audio of the performance off his website, which wound up selling more than 75,000 copies within a week.
The comedian’s touching personal experience has been captured in “Tig,” where she also talks about finding out her mother died within a week of getting the breast cancer diagnosis. In “Tig,” you’ll get to see just how Tig Notaro was able to use her pain and turn it into comedy that people really responded to. It looks like a must-watch, we definitely can’t wait.
Check out the trailer below.