The Cricket's Daily 3: Laughs and tears in comic's confessional
Published: August 6, 2012 07:40AM
Updated: August 6, 2012 07:40AM
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Comedian Tig Notaro. (Courtesy photo)

Here's what's being talked about this morning in pop culture:

• Stand-up comic Tig Notaro shocked an audience in L.A. Friday night by disclosing, in a heart-breaking and life-affirming set, that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Louis C.K., who performed after Notaro, tweeted the next morning: “In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.” [The Way We Weren't, via Vulture; Twitter]

• Shocking the audience in a different way, “king of roasts” Jeffrey Ross stretched the envelope of “too soon” at the taping of Comedy Central's roast of Roseanne Barr – dressing as late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, and making jokes about the Aurora theater shooting. [Entertainment Weekly]

• “The Dark Knight Rises” leads the weekend box office for the third week running, fending off newcomers “Total Recall” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” which underperformed. [Box Office Mojo]