Friday's Scoop: Tig Notaro, Faux Spiritual Guru
Almost break-out comedian Tig Notaro tells jokes at Largo, while a documentary about a faux spiritual guru screens at the Silent Movie Theatre.
With appearances on the Sarah Silverman Show, Community and The Office under her belt, Entertainment Weekly named the comic as someone who seems ready to break out into stardom at a moment’s notice. That moment could come tonight as Notaro does her stand-up routine at , joined by Mary Lynn Rajskub, Ed Helms and Bill Burr.
How did James F. Mills know? Just a guess? Aside of the strange presence of this promo, the morning before the show, ask yourself how any story can be true considering these INCONSISTENCIES.
I won't even get into the exact Nick Kroll propelled press, or her treatment for cancer contradictions. It is my belief that facing disgrace considering Judge Richard Fruin's statements in open court on April 25th 2012, she and Nick Kroll scrambled to do what they could to make her money quick. Maybe, they thought too that cancer would cause this judge and the public to absolve her of the sins she'd committed with her very costly and vicious stalking scam. Attempts by Kroll to launch her had failed pre-cancer. See Kickstarter scam, " Clown Service" and see the Largo show she had right before this and how it didn't draw anyone. See Popwach Louis CK issue.
I do not even think Kira Hesser was at any show that night. Why is she the only one of the public to ever discuss it. I'm not sure there was even a real show. It could have been taped with sound effects in front of Nick Kroll and some friends. It wouldn't be too hard considering his access and wealth. He had certain members of the press lined up and so it went. Then, I contend that every one who would subsequently report on this supposedly big story... was in some way or another connected to Nick Kroll's comedy payola. Nothing, or nearly nothing, came about organically. You decide, of course.
Why did she get a mammogram?
According to Notaro, after staying in a hospital for a week due to a relapse of C-Diff, she had returned to her "regular doctor" for a check up and once again told this doctor of a lump that she'd noticed a year ago. At no time in the hospital battling a deadly virus did she recall the lump she'd found troubling only a year before. Huffington Post-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/04/tig-notaro-breast-cancer_n_1742071.html
The doctor wasn't concerned again, but told her it was time to get a mammogram.
When did she get a mammogram?
Notaro would say that only after seeing this unconcerned doctor would she seek one.
She told Carol Hartsell of the Huffington Post it was in July of 2012-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/04/tig-notaro-breast-cancer_n_1742071.html “
Yeah, after Amy hired me on the show, I had the mammogram and the abnormal results"
She told Ariel Levy in an Elle Magazine piece that it was in May of 2012-www.elle.com/pop-culture/best/tig-notaro-kyle-dunnigan-comedy-central-writers
w hen Notaro finally made it back to California a month later(after her mother's death,) she kept a scheduled mammogram appointment; it came back abnormal.
( From her Facebook: Tig Notaro July 2, 2012 - to show how the times were arrived at)
“life, you are a strange, strange bird, aren't you?all of a sudden i'm now moving to NYC.i got asked to write and also be on a fancy television program. It’s been a swirling possibility, but last night i got the confirmation …”)
(From her Facebook - May 15, 2012
Tig returns after a 6 wk absence dealing with the unexpected loss of her mother and recovering from her own wk long stint in the hospital.
Note:-Notaro was hired for the Amy Shumer show on July 2nd 2012 - according to her facebook page, so she’s telling Hartsell it was July when she had this mammogram scheduled. Her mother. Mathilde “Susie” Ocgallahan had a funeral, on April 1st, according to a eulogy online, so she was telling Levy it was in May when she kept the scheduled appointment for a mammogram.
When did she get the diagnosis of cancer-
Comedy historian, Kira Hesser,
From Kira Hesser's blog flame like me( Posted on August 5th 2012 and yet quoted from and referenced by Dylan Guidino and Carol Hartsell on August 4th 2012)
http://www.laughspin.com/2012/08/04/comedian-tig-notaro-diagnosed-with-cancer/ Note how a blog posted a day after is referenced a day before.http://flamelikeme.tumblr.com/post/28706896651/tragedy-time-comedy-but-i-dont-have-the
And that’s when she told us that 3 days ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, in both breasts.
NPR would have Notaro on, in time for October’s Cancer Awareness month, but apparently not in time to pin down the date of diagnosis. To them it was more dramatic that Hesser/Notaro's three days.
Ira Glass of NPR: “A few hours after learning her diagnosis, she went onstage. “ -
Notaro on her podcast and to Entertainment Weekly: The day before I did the set, I learned the stage of the Cancer.
Notaro to the guardian: four days before she learned the stage.
Time magazine- hours after her cancer diagnosis she went on stage.
Wikipedia: “A day before .”
Notaro To Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air: Maybe a week before, or maybe a day before in reference to told she had cancer, and the staging.
To Andrew Goldman of the New York Times is was on July 25th 2012 as she and Nick Kroll were togetherat a show where a loving Conan O' Brian was present to tell her that she could come on his show anytime cause he loved her..
More than a year later it was this To a Sacramento paper- Nine days before to be exact. http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/live-let-live/content?oid=13389841
Who hosted the alleged August 3rd 2012 show?-
Notaro todl her podcast that she scheduled the show and it was her show_ Tig and Friends.
Yet, the majority of retellings had Ed Helms introducing her that night for a half hour set.
Only one article had Louis CK introduing her that night. none mentioned that it was her show and she would not have needed an introduction.
Kira Hesser: Ed Helms Introduced her
Louis CK: Ed Helms introduced her
The Independent in August of 2013 : " Louis CK and Notaro are old pals, so he gave her a warm introduction"
Taken from an interview, so this must be what she told the writer.
Who scheduled the show ?
Notaro went on at lenghth, on her podcast, that strategically scheduled the show in the hopes that if the cancer set failed Louis CK and Bill Burr would save the show by being scheduled as the last two. Why then was she introduced by either Louis CK or Ed Helms, according Hesser.
Who is Kira Hesser?
According to all articles just an audience member with a blog.
According to what I suspect- a friend of Nick Kroll's. Google Kira Hesser and Nick Kroll for a sense of how often she promoted his show on her blog.
Was their any memorable moments during the show?
From Louis CK's Website:
October 5th 2012-
One night I was performing at a club in LA called Largo. Tig was there. She was about to go on stage. I hadn't seen Tig in about a year and I said how are you? She replied "well I found out today that I have cancer in both breasts and that it has likely spread to my lymph nodes. My doctor says it looks real bad. "
Three days later, Louis CK spoke to Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air about the set.
October 8th 2012
So I went in and there was Tig and we're standing in the dark next to the stage and she's getting ready to go on. And I said hey, I heard you're sick. I'm sorry. And she said actually, I have cancer. And I was like what? And she said yeah, it's really bad and it's in my whole chest and it's going to go all the way to my lymph nodes and I'm not going to make it, probably. And she started telling me this stuff and, you know, my eyes filled up, I couldn't believe it.
Notaro to WBEZ adio, and to Peter Holmes, and on her podcast:
"I didn’t talk to anyone backstage. I didn’t tell anyone." She went on to how shocked all the performers were afterwards.
According to Notaro when she spoke to WBEZ and any other outlets, she told no one what she had prepared to do. She spoke to no one backstage about her cancer or her plans for the set.
Why then did Louis CK so vividly recall their before the set backstage meeting? He was trying to help her before the cancer....Or did Nick Kroll put him up to that too?
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Obsessions: Her Mississippi upbringing; babies taking showers; Taylor Dayne
Key Bit: It’s a long listen, but Notaro’s surreal encounters with singer Taylor Dayne are mind-blowing.
Find Her: She co-hosts her weekly podcast Professor Blastoff, a fascinating hour that covers funny personal stories as well as deeper conversations about philosophy and science (after you listen to the Taylor Dayne bit above, be sure to listen to the podcast episode that features a guest appearance by Dayne herself). Pick up her stand-up album Good One and follow her updates at her official site.
Why was the set recorded? Who recorded it?
Why was the show taped? Who taped it?
Notaro on her podcast, and to various outlets: Because she wanted to be on American Life twice and Ira Glass was after her for material, and told her “ your power is on the stage.” So she taped it so she might use some of it for later for This American Life.
Notaro to Entertainment Weekly’s Popwatch: “Flanagan records audio of most of the shows there, so when I got off stage and went home that night, I emailed Ira and said, ‘I think I got something you could maybe use [for This American Life].’
Notaro to the Los Angeles Times- She records her performances, then tweaks the routines. That's why Notaro recorded the Largo show
Or, was Louis CK’s version correct:
After her set, I asked Mark Flanagan, the owner of Largo (great club, by the way) if he recorded the set. Largo is set up for excellent recordings. He said that he did.
To Peter Holmes , (Since Holmes is a comedian in L.A and NY and knows of Mark Flanagans strict no taping policy, he sought to have her clarify why it was taped.)
On Holmes’s podcast of October of 2013- She stated that she had made sure she requested Mark Flanagan tape it so she’d have it for this American Life- to work on or use etc.
Note: So what’s the score there?An even split between her taping it and Mark Flanagan taping it? One for her asking Mark Flanagan to tape it? Why would something so concrete and easy to remember not stay consistent?
when did she find out her set at gone viral- She would say either early morning or late afternoon.
When did Louis CK tweet about the set(The purported reason such a story spread in a viral way)
She said that she woke up late to find her phone abuzz and offerfs from the Rolling Stong and the New York Times.
How did news spread of this very special set.
How did Louis CK approach her to release the tape
When did the tape get released and what kind of press followed and preceded it.
What would her cancer treatments be?
How would she choose to profit off this alleged adversity?
What charities would she donate to?