Speaking in a frank, flat rhythm, [Tig Notaro] filled in the backstory. In March, she was hospitalized with a bacterial infection that almost destroyed her intestines. A week after she left the hospital, her mother died in a freak accident. Then she broke up with her girlfriend. Then she was diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer in both breasts. All this had happened within four months. “But, you know, what’s nice about all of this is that you can always rest assured that God never gives you more than you can handle,” she said in her Largo set, wryly recycling a cliché she had heard many times as a child in rural Mississippi. “I just keep picturing God going, ‘You know what? I think she can take a little more.’”
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