After four months of misfortune, topped by a diagnosis of cancer stage 2 breast cancer, comedian Tig Notaro has to balance dealing with treatment and her growing fame. While being funny. Here’s how she’s doing it, with grace and humor.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia caught Ira Glass’s attention--how else?--by telling a great story. Now the pair has turned Birbiglia’s play "Sleepwalk With Me" into a film, and broadened the "This American Life" brand in the process.
"Avengers" director Joss Whedon is starting his own grassroots campaign to counter-act the efforts of comedian Mike Birbiglia and "This American Life" host Ira Glass’ fans, who want to see their film expand into more theaters. There’s a chance he is kidding.
I love listening to a good story…especially ones about entrepreneurs and their path to eventual success. The woman or man who turned nothing into something, who did it quickly, and without the help of others, AKA the “rags to riches” story.