Comedy nerds have known for weeks that comedian Tig Notaro had been diagnosed with stage-2 breast cancer. But last night she stopped by Conan and told a much wider audience about her four-month series of awful events, which involved her suffering Pneumonia, contracting an intestine-eating bacteria, grieving for her mother, who tragically died, dealing with a break-up and then learning about her cancer diagnosis.
She recently went through a double mastectomy and told Conan O’Brien last night that her prognosis is “great.” As if that wasn’t enough good news, she also explained that Louis C.K. will be releasing her new album, Tig Notaro: Live, featuring material the set she performed Aug. 3 at Largo in Los Angeles where she told the crowd she was just diagnosed. To be clear, that’s “live,” as in the verb. It will be available on LouisCK.com on Oct. 5 for $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to fund breast cancer charities. You can watch Notaro’s complete appearance on Conan below.