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Birth name Mathilde O'Callaghan NotaroNationality USABirth 24 march 1971
Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro (born March 24, 1971) is an American stand-up comic, writer, and radio contributor.
Notaro sometimes discusses her romantic relationships in her act, but tries to maintain a level of privacy.
Notaro met her wife, Stephanie Allynne, on the set of the movie In a World... They became engaged on January 1, 2015 and were married on October 24, 2015.
Notaro plays the guitar and drums, and says she is an avid music fan and was in bands when she was younger.
"Tig" is a childhood nickname given to her by her brother when she was 2 years old.
Notaro was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts on July 30 2012. On August 3, she addressed her recent cancer treatments and other personal difficulties during her live stage show at Largo in Los Angeles. The set has been described as "instantly legendary", with many comedians praising her work.
Comedian Louis C.K. called Notaro the next day telling her he wanted to release the audio of the show. She was uncomfortable with the idea at first, but decided the material could help people, so she agreed. C.K. made audio of the performance available that October for download on his site under the title Live. Notaro later released the audio (with booklet) on iTunes. Live ended up selling more copies than Kiss' album Monster, which debuted the same week, something Notaro said she never dreamed could happen. She was a fan of the band in her youth.
Notaro later had a double mastectomy with no reconstructive surgery. Notaro opted out of chemo but decided to continue treatment with hormone blocking. After a show in Philadelphia, Notaro was hospitalized and required surgery for a cyst.
In November 2014, as part of the New York Comedy Festival, Notaro did a set at Town Hall in New York City where she performed part of the set topless. The New York Times described it: "She showed the audience her scars and then, through the force of her showmanship, made you forget that they were there. It was a powerful, even inspiring, statement about survival and recovery, and yet, it had the larky feel of a dare."