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FIRST LOOK: Tig Notaro Battles – and Finds the Humor in – Breast Cancer in Netflix Documentary Tig

Originally posted 06/29/2015 12:00PM

Tig Notaro's career was on the rise when a number of personal tragedies befell her in quick succession, forcing her to find humor in the face of death.

Not long after her mother died suddenly from a fall, the comedian was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Notaro, 44, recalls thinking at the time: "After everything that had happened, I have cancer?"

On July 17, Netflix's documentary Tig gives an inside look at what else what running through Notaro's mind during one of the most trying – and strangely amusing – periods of her life.

"As soon as I was diagnosed, everything came over me as funny," she adds in PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's exclusive First Look trailer. "I love stand-up so much. I wanted to do it one more time."

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Amy Schumer Defends Herself After Critics Call Her Humor Racially Insensitive: 'I Am Not Going to Start Joking About Safe Material'

Amy Schumer Defends Herself After Critics Call Her Humor Racially Insensitive: 'I Am Not Going to Start Joking About Safe Material'

Originally posted 06/29/2015 08:50AM

Amy Schumer is standing by her humor despite claims that her comedy about race may be insensitive to some.

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Amy Schumer Gets Candid in NSFW Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech: 'I'm Not Going to Apologize for Who I Am'

Amy Schumer Gets Candid in NSFW Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech: 'I'm Not Going to Apologize for Who I Am'

Originally posted 06/04/2015 08:15AM

Amy Schumer tells it like it is.

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Dave Chappelle Booed During Stand-Up Show

Dave Chappelle Booed During Stand-Up Show

Originally posted 04/27/2015 08:20AM

Dave Chappelle faced a tough crowd Thursday evening when he was booed during a stand-up performance in Detroit.

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Eddie Murphy to Be Awarded Top Humor Prize

Eddie Murphy to Be Awarded Top Humor Prize at the Kennedy Center

Originally posted 04/09/2015 05:00PM

He's come a long way from Saturday Night Live.

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Bill Cosby Jokes About Assault Allegations at Canada Show

Bill Cosby Jokes About Assault Allegations at Canada Show

Originally posted 01/09/2015 08:05AM

To many, the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby are no laughing matter. But the comedian himself joked about them during a performance Thursday in Canada.

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Bill Cosby Performs in Ontario, as Protesters Heckle Fans Outside

Bill Cosby Performs in Ontario, as Protesters Heckle Fans Outside

Originally posted 01/08/2015 10:45AM

Bill Cosby fans saw the embattled comedian perform in Canada on Wednesday night, but ticket holders had to deal with heckling from protesters before they even made it inside.

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Which Sex and the City Star Wants to Do Another HBO Comedy?

Which Sex and the City Star Wants to Do Another HBO Comedy?

Originally posted 12/26/2014 12:40PM

Carrie Bradshaw's alter-ego is looking to stage a comeback at HBO.

Sarah Jessica Parker is close to signing a deal that would have her headlining a new comedy for Sex and the City's former home, PEOPLE confirms.

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Hit Rock Bottom with Rising Comedy Star Bridget Everett | Bridget Everett

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UpdatePosted 10/11/2014 05:40PM

Hit Rock Bottom with Rising Comedy Star Bridget Everett

Originally posted 10/09/2014 01:00PM

Maybe you've seen her on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Or maybe you remember her as a drunk party girl in the Sex and the City movie. Either way, after you see comedian/chanteuse/cabaret queen Bridget Everett, you're not likely to ever forget her.

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Meg Ryan Is Headed to the Small Screen

Meg Ryan to Star in New TV Show

Originally posted 10/12/2013 01:30PM

Meg Ryan is bringing her movie-star talents to the small screen.

The Sleepless in Seattle actress, 51, is set to star and executive-produce a pilot for NBC, PEOPLE has confirmed.

According to the show's description, Ryan will play "a sunny, devoted and desperately non-confrontational" single mom who decides to return to work at her former publishing house, where she will be supervised by her 30-year-old former intern.

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Filed Under: NBC, Comedy, Meg Ryan

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