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09/09/2014 11:54 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Tig Notaro Opens Up About Finding Love: 'She's My Utmost Priority'

While comedian Tig Notaro is known for making her four months of hell -- which included a cancer diagnosis, the passing of her mother and a break-up -- into humor that brought Louis C.K. to tears, she isn't all jokes. Especially when it comes to love.

The Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian spoke with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Monday about her Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour. When asked what keeps her motivated, her usual deadpan gaze morphed into an animated smile as she spoke about her partner, whom she described as her "utmost priority."

"I think the one thing I haven't had is a relationship that fulfilled me and made me excited about being with that person forever, and I have that now, for the first time in my life," Notaro said. "That drives me to work on that and invest in that. I still want to live my life and pursue my career, but my personal life and my relationship, my family, it's more important than ever."

The comedian-in-love summed up her happiness simply: "I don't need anything. I really don't need anything, and I truly have it all. It's embarrassing. That's what drives me."

Watch the full interview with Tig Notaro here.

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