At Tig Notaro's set last night, the audience witnessed a truly historical moment in comedy. For the first time in my life, I genuinely laughed and cried at the exact same time. When she took the mike, she said, "Thank you, thank you, I have cancer."
What led up to the exchange between Daniel Tosh and a female audience member at the Laugh Factory is an example of comedy being subjective. However, with comedy, people approach it as one-size-fits-all humor, which is really one-size-fits-me.
One night, a major talent manager had seen me kill. Afterward, he took me aside and said, "You're funny, but why do you have to do the gay stuff? They're never going to have a gay comedian on The Tonight Show."