The opening line of a stand-up act isn’t normally used to announce one’s cancer diagnosis, but Tig Notaro isn’t your typical comedian.
Since first announcing the possible news about her breast cancer on her podcast and then officially announcing it onstage, the 41-year-old has been dealing with both a blossoming career and one of the most frightening things in the world. To add to her dismay, she just got out of a relationship and her mother recently passed away. Most people would just give up at this point, but not Notaro.
It’s not surprising to see her post a 30-second long YouTube dating video. It’s black and white, but straight to the point: she’s single, she just moved to New York, and she is looking for someone who’s cool with cancer.
“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.’”
She’s gotten one response from her video, a fellow comedian (male) who isn’t exactly what she’s looking for.
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