Kate Lacey The more that the comedian Tig Notaro relishes telling a joke, the more deadpan her voice gets, flattening into a slow monotone with long pauses between words. It's the kind of delivery that makes unspectacular anecdotes about, say, running into an earlys pop singer memorable and funny, with set-ups as enjoyable as the punch lines. So when she walked on stage at the West Hollywood club Largo on 3 August and said over the applause: I have cancer, how are you? An old formula for comedy is tragedy plus time, but, as Notaro said early on in the show:
He had an older brother, Anthony, and two younger sisters, Libby and Kate. The previous year, he appeared in a bit role in An American Werewolf in London. His stage partnership with Edmondson continued, with them often appearing together as " The Dangerous Brothers ", hapless daredevils whose hyper-violent antics foreshadowed their characters in Bottom. The series, which continued sporadically for many years, saw Mayall play a wide variety of roles. It was known for anti-establishment humour and for parodies such as Bad News on Tour , a spoof " rockumentary " starring Mayall, Richardson, Edmondson and Planer as a heavy metal band. At the time The Comic Strip Presents
Plot[ edit ] Following a weekend lock-in in the lavatories of their local pub, Richie and Eddie return to their flat. After they unsuccessfully attempt to prepare breakfast the mail arrives, containing a letter and parcel for Richie. The letter is from the solicitors, which Eddie is left to dispose of, and the parcel contains a blow-up doll Richie ordered without his flatmate's knowledge. The second act opens with Richie having trouble with Monica; ultimately he accidentally attaches himself to the doll with superglue.