Today brought us a mini-bombardment of bittersweet heartache in the form of two comedy-based movie trailers. First up is the Netflix documentary Tig. Tig Notaro, as you may have heard, had a majorly shitty year back in 2012. She fell ill, lost her mother, and a few weeks after that was diagnosed with breast cancer. The same day she got that diagnosis, she famously processed the information and her feelings about it onstage at Largo, in what I don’t feel hyperbolic calling one of the greatest stand-up sets of all time. The documentary is bits of that Largo set, expanded to follow her journey onstage and off.
The other trailer that came out today is for I Am Chris Farley, a documentary about about the life of Chris Farley and the effect his death had on his friends and fans. With footage of Farley interspersed with footage of his peers discussing his greatness, you’d better guard your tear ducts with this one. They’re about to launch an attack on you.