#Kleanse Spotlight: Tig Notaro Opens Up On Doing Standup Comedy Topless After Her Double Mastectomy!

Tig Notaro reminds us why she's one of the bravest comedians out there!

For most people, having to stand up and speak in front of a large audience while being totally exposed is quite literally their worst nightmare!

But for comedienne and cancer survivor Tig Notaro, it’s just a part of her routine!

Back in 2012, the Mississippi native was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer and had to undergo a double mastectomy, and she immediately began to think of ways to incorporate her surgery into her act:

“Right after my surgery I had the idea to do a show topless. I was so uncomfortable with my body, and I didn’t really know how to process it. I thought: Oh my gosh. What if I did a comedy show with my shirt off? How crazy!”

Well, that’s certainly one way to own it!

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Tig admits that she didn’t go through with the idea immediately! But after a lot of touring and no new fresh ideas, she finally decided to let it all hang out!

While the 44-year-old had found the perfect way to deal with her insecurities, she also says that she pretty much just thought it would be funny to do a standup show topless:

“I think it’s funny that I don’t acknowledge it. I think it’s funny to talk about air travel while my scars are on display.”

Luckily, Tig has been healthy for 3 years now and things could NOT be better for her!

She currently has a special airing on Netflix which is appropriately titled Tig, and her HBO special drops on Saturday, August 22nd — and she does half of the show topless!!

If you like your comedy served with a side of courage and a nice tall glass of inspiration, then you DEFINITELY wont want to miss this!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

Aug 22, 2015 2:00pm PDT

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