Soon Fresh Air will be hosting Amy Schumer to discuss her new show Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. Above, a skit from the show where Schumer plays the cancer card after hearing one of the writers, Tig Notaro, has cancer. Notaro actually did have cancer and her life-changing stand-up routine about her diagnosis with breast cancer and her mother’s death led Louis C.K. to say, “The show was an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them.” Her routine later made an appearance on This American Life, which is what made Fresh Air interested in bringing her on the show. It was a really great interview.
For good measure, a Fresh Air interview with Louis C.K. about Notaro’s routine.