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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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Watch Amy Winehouse Sing 'Happy Birthday' Back in 1998 in New Sneak Peek from Amy (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/29/2015 09:15AM

[YOUTUBE "39AibKDWbjE" "auto"] Fifteen years ago, a young Amy Winehouse was already showcasing her deep and eclectic vocals, even while singing "Happy Birthday."

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FROM TIME: Watch the Trailer for the New Documentary He Named Me Malala

FROM TIME: Watch the Trailer for the New Documentary He Named Me Malala

Originally posted 06/18/2015 11:45PM

Malala Yousafzai, 17, who last year was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, stars in He Named Me Malala

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PEOPLE and EW Exclusive! Watch the Trailer for Netflix's What Happened, Miss Simone? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/29/2015 10:00AM

"I think the only way to tell you who I am these days is to sing a song," says Nina Simone in the first trailer for What Happened, Miss Simone?, which debuts exclusively on PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. "We'll start from the beginning."

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Olivia Wilde's New Passion Project: Helping Ebola Orphans

Olivia Wilde's New Passion Project: Helping Ebola Orphans

Originally posted 04/27/2015 03:10PM

Olivia Wilde had several projects premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, but there was one she was particularly passionate about: Body Team 12.

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Leah Remini Thanks HBO Scientology Filmmakers for Helping 'Those Who Didn't Have a Voice'

Leah Remini Thanks HBO Scientology Filmmakers for Helping 'Those Who Didn't Have a Voice'

Originally posted 03/30/2015 12:40PM

Actress Leah Remini, a former Scientologist, has spoken out about HBO's investigative documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

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Watch the Trailer for the Celebrity Impersonator Documentary Just About Famous

Originally posted 03/13/2015 04:10PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4105174249001" "" "" "auto"] From Lady Gaga to Britney Spears to the king of celebrity impersonators, Elvis Presley, trying to earning a buck by posing as your famous lookalike takes pluck and luck. (Few among us are blessed with Hugh Hefner's chin.)

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See Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Home Movies with Daughter Frances Bean

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Home Movies Featured in New Documentary

Originally posted 03/12/2015 05:55PM

To the world, Kurt Cobain was the quintessential '90s rocker, but to his wife, Courtney Love, and daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, he was so much more.

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Orange Is the New Black Star Brings Dementia to Forefront in New Documentary

Originally posted 03/10/2015 03:15PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4101244698001" "" "" "auto"] Laury Sacks was seemingly too young to be losing her memory.

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Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

Originally posted 03/03/2015 07:10PM

The makers of one of Sundance's most buzzed-about films are putting the heat on John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

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