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Netflix to Debut Documentary ‘Tig’ About Comedian and Cancer Survivor Tig Notaro

Netflix will premiere film “Tig” — about Tig Notaro, comedian and cancer survivor — on July 17, adding to its lineup of documentaries.

Tig” is about how Notaro found herself on stage in 2012 when she opened her standup set at Largo in Los Angeles with the line, “Good evening. Hello. I have cancer.” That came at the end of a tumultuous four-month period that included both the loss of her mother and her subsequent breast cancer diagnosis. Notaro later had a double mastectomy.

Netflix describes the 90-minute film as “an unflinching look at a woman determined to find humor, life and love in the places we all fear the most.” “Tig” features appearances by Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis.

“Tig” is from executive producers Tig Notaro, Leah Holzer, Hunter Seidman and Tim Foley and co-directors Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York. The docu was produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub at Beachside Entertainment in association with Whiskeytown.

The film screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and also is slated to be the opening-night film of Outfest in Los Angeles on July 9.

Other Netflix documentary acquisitions include “What Happened, Miss Simone?”; “Virunga,” about threats to endangered gorillas in the Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo, which earned an Oscar nomination; foodie docu-series “Chef’s Table”; and Mike Fleiss’ “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir,” about the legendary Grateful Dead co-founder.

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