At the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June, Amy Schumer was candid about her weight (“I’m probably like 160 lbs.”) – and her ability to “catch a d—” – in a notably potty-mouthed acceptance speech. And she’d proudly proclaim it all over again.
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?”