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Louis CK Asks For Help For A Friend [Pic]

Greetings to the people and parts of people that are reading this. Hi. This is Louis. I”m a comedian and you bought a thing from me. Well, I”m writing to tell You that there is a new thing you can buy on my website It”s an audio standup set by not me but another comedian named Tig Notaro. Why am I selling someone else”s comedy on my website?

Well, Tig is a friend of mine and she is very funny. I love her voice on stage. One night I was performing at a club in LA called Largo. Tig was there. She was about to go on stage. I hadn”t seen Tig in about a year and I said how are you? She replied “well I found out today that I have cancer in both breasts and that it has likely spread to my lymph nodes. My doctor says it looks real bad. “. She wasn”t kidding. I said “uh. Jesus. Tig. Well. Do you… Have your family… Helping?”. She said “well my mom was with me but a few weeks ago she fell down, hit her head and she died”. She still wasn”t kidding.

Now, I”m pretty stupid to begin with, and I sure didn”t know what to say now. I opened my mouth and this came out. “jeez, Tig. I. Really value you. Highly.”. She said “I value you highly too, Louie.”. Then she held up a wad of note-paper in her hand and said “I”m gonna talk about all of it on stage now. It”s probably going to be a mess”. I said “wow”. And with that, she went on stage.

I stood in the wings behind a leg of curtain, about 8 feet from her, and watched her tell a stunned audience “hi. I have cancer. Just found out today. I”m going to die soon”. What followed was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw. I can”t really describe it but I was crying and laughing and listening like never in my life. Here was this small woman standing alone against death and simply reporting where her mind had been and what had happened and employing her gorgeously acute standup voice to her own death.

The show was an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them. Tig took us to a scary place and made us laugh there. Not by distracting us from the terror but by looking right at it and just turning to us and saying “wow. Right?”. She proved that everything is funny. And has to be. And she could only do this by giving us her own death as an example. So generous.

After her set, I asked Mark Flanagan, the owner of Largo (great club, by the way) if he recorded the set. Largo is set up for excellent recordings. He said that he did.

A few days later, I wrote Tig and asked her if I could release this set on my site. I wanted people to hear what I saw. What we all saw that night. She agreed. The show is on sale for the same 5 dollars I charge for my stuff. I”m only keeping 1. She gets the other 4. Tig has decided to give some of that to cancer research.

Tig, by the way, has since undergone a double mastectomy. She is doing well. Her doctors say her chances of survival are excellent. So she went there and came back. Her report from the frontlines of life and death are here for you to… Enjoy.

Please go to my site and buy her show. You can buy it HERE.

Thank you. Have a terrific afternoon.

Louis C.K.

A touching request for a friend and fellow comedian that went through breast cancer.

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Date: 10/06/12 08:15 AM

30 Responses to Louis CK Asks For Help For A Friend [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2012 at 8:09 am
    Link: Louis CK Asks For Help For A Friend - A touching request for a friend and fellow comedian that went through breast cancer.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10338 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 8:20 am
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    KLouD Male 30-39
    255 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Ok I see it now. Its still all messed up though.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Tig is also on one of my favorite podcasts, Professor Blastoff. Check that out too.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2012 at 8:37 am
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 8:48 am
    20%... cmon louis!
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    Endom Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2012 at 9:01 am
    I think he`s taking 20% for taxing purposes, since the IRS likely won`t view this as a charitable donation. I bought a copy and listened to it, IT WAS FRIGGIN AMAZING!!!
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1673 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 9:43 am
    okay fancy, why don`t you post a link to where we can get this for free.
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    geckoi Male 40-49
    209 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 11:10 am
    To all you cheap F.U.C.Ks!!!! $5 f.ucking a.ssholes!!!!! CHEAP MOTHER FU.CKERS!!!!!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Deep breaths, geckoi, deep breaths.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Bought it yesterday. It`s really good, but in a very weird way.. Definitely worth 5$..
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Heard her on KROQ in Los Angeles the other day. Heartrending.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13515 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Im not even going to bait that
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    I`ll just torrent it.
  15. Profile photo of Siolas
    Siolas Male 30-39
    138 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    @geckoi So you going to give me money if I tell you my sob story which is similar? I doubt it. I would not be begging like this a-hole anyway. So screw you for calling people cheap.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Or that millionaire can just help her.
  17. Profile photo of antagonizer
    antagonizer Male 18-29
    509 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    Current rating is 2.8. Wow, people are so kind hearted around here. It makes me so hopeful when I read all of the comments bashing Louis and his friend. Eat a bag of dicks haters.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3902 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    @Siolas - He`s not "begging" he`s doing something to help a friend. You`re the one who`s a f*cking a$$hole! I can`t really blame you for being cheap, though. By the looks of your profile pic I`m guessing that you`re a leprechaun and I know you guys are very protective of your pot of gold!
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    AywooJablome Male 40-49
    35 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    he really wants to help, why is he keeping a dollar? Just wondering.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    I did it. Glad I did!
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Why the drat would any of your torrent this? The point of it is to hear her story, and then give your $5 in show of support. If you torrent this you have no soul.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2423 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    " he really wants to help, why is he keeping a dollar? Just wondering. "

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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm
    Pardon, but what does "torrent this" mean? I haven`t heard that before.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    351 posts
    October 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm
    Also, bandwidth is expensive. Especially when he`s going to sell a million plus recordings of the show.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3902 posts
    October 7, 2012 at 12:26 am
    @carmium - A "torrent" is used in peer-to-peer file sharing (music, movies, games, programs, etc) BitTorrent - Wikipedia

    As far as Louis CK keeping $1 from each download, my guess is that it`s to cover whatever overhead that may be involved (i.e. bandwith) or as someone else mentioned for taxes. Since he`s selling a product the IRS probably won`t classify it as a charitable donation so whatever money is made would probably be considered taxable income and the gov`t is going to want their cut.
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    GolfPunk69 Male 30-39
    58 posts
    October 7, 2012 at 4:36 am
    Ed Helms does the intro, awesome.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 7, 2012 at 8:23 am
    time to fire up the old torrenter
  29. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    October 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    I am torn. I want to help the woman Tig. But I hate CK so much i am not sure i could go to his website to buy it knowing he would get that $1
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    October 8, 2012 at 12:13 am
    Louis CK is funnier than your mom. Just saying.

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