Top positive review
on July 15, 2013
This set is one of the most incredible things I have heard in awhile. Some may think that to be hyperbole but really if you know what Tig was going through leading into this performance(was diagnosed with cancer, her mother had just died from a accident and more things she gets into during the performance) and how off the cuff it really was you have to be amazed that not only did she do a standup set in the first place but that despite the incredibly heavy content she was able to still somehow make it funny enough for people to laugh.
I will say this as the one warning going into the album. It is somewhat dark, obviously it would be given the state of her life at the time and the material and some may get more of a emotional reaction rather then a comedic one. That isn't to say the album isn't funny. It is very much so but people are different and some may work through things with laughter and others may cry it out. I for example loved the album and laughed almost the whole time and loved it. My mother also loved it and thought it was funny but her reaction was to cry more then laugh.
Many comedians have said this is one of those rare performances that you seldom see and I agree with it. It may not be for everybody because of the content but really at 5 bucks you have nothing to lose in trying to listen to it.
On another note for those who have already listened to it and loved it I suggest checking out the Nerdist Podcast episode with Tig. She goes into what happened before this set and what lead her to decide to do it in much more detail then I have seen anywhere else and she is incredibly funny on the podcast. It's a great companion piece to this album.