Comedian Tig Notaro Tackles Death And Loss In New Amazon Show

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Creator/actress Tig Notaro attends the premiere of Amazon's new series 'One Mississippi' at The London West Hollywood on Aug. 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Tig Notaro went viral in 2012 when she opened a stand-up comedy special with “Hello, good evening, I have cancer.”

She brings a similar tone to her new show, “One Mississippi,” which debuts today on Amazon.

NPR’s Eric Deggans talks with Here & Now’s host Jeremy Hobson about how this show, as well as Amazon’s “Fleabag,” navigate darkness with dry humor.



Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

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