Originally Posted by kintnerboy
There is a lot of validity to this.
It really kind of bums me out that Diablo's partner on her new Amazon show, Tig Notaro, only broke through in a big way because of her illness.
Not that she didn't earn it / deserve it, but the social media-obsessed world we live in now really feeds off of these personal hard-luck stories in a way that's kind of disturbing.
That's a tough one because Tig didn't necessarily break through because of her illness but due to her honesty about it. That set she did didn't explode because the media caught onto her hard-luck story. It all came from Louis CK posting that it was one of the most incredible stand up set he'd ever seen.