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Tig Notaro's documentary is heading to Netflix this summer

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Ruthie Wyatt

Back in 2012, Tig Notaro’s life wasn’t going so well: Her mother passed away, and she found out she had breast cancer (among other trials). She took all that bad news and used it as material for a stand-up set that Louis C.K. would later call “truly great, masterful.” And this summer, Netflix is premiering a documentary on the comedian that will follow her in the moments after that now-legendary performance.

The documentary, Tig, will look at how Notaro “put her life together just at the moment it all seemed to fall apart,” Netflix said in a statement. And put her life back together she did: Since 2012, Notaro’s appeared in multiple TV shows including Inside Amy Schumer and Transparent. She also debuted a comedy specialKnock Knock It’s Tig Notaro, this past April.

Tig, directed by Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York, begins streaming on Netflix July 17.  

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