The opening line of a stand-up set isn't typically used to announce a cancer diagnosis, but Tig Notaro isn't your typical comedian.
Since first discussing her possible breast cancer on her podcast and officially breaking the news on-stage, 41-year-old Notaro has been simultaneously dealing with a blossoming comedy career and having one thing every human being fears. On top of all of that, her mother recently passed away and she just got out of a relationship. If anyone could use a special person in their life right about now, it's gotta be Tig.
That's why we're not surprised to see that she put up a dating profile video on her YouTube page this week. It's a 30-second, straight-forward, black and white announcement: she's single, she just moved to New York (having left L.A. to work on Amy Schumer's new show) and she's seeking someone who's cool with cancer.
In a Q&A with NY Times Magazine that came out today, Notaro elaborates on her predicament with a life-affirming sense of humor:
"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 going to be a very special girl.
"That lies to me and herself."
So far, the only video response comes from comedian Dave Hill (in which Tig makes a cameo) but something tells us her fellow (male) comedian isn't exactly what she's looking for.
Click over to The Times to read more of Notaro's thoughts on her diagnosis, dating, comedy and more.