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Amy Marcs Gets Real About Breast Cancer In NYC Comedy Show ‘Nice Tits’

 

Some women have family, friends, priests, rabbis, psychologists or support groups to guide them through their breast cancer diagnosis and recovery. Amy Marcs has Barbie.

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The iconic plastic doll plays a major role in Amy’s one-woman comedy show “Nice Tits," directed by Peter Michael Marino and currently playing at the Pit in NYC. For Amy, Barbie is both a no-nipple role model and a self-esteem-boosting hallucination. Barbie’s importance is just one of the many simultaneously hilarious and touching aspects of the show - there’s also Amy’s superstitious night-before-surgery sandwich instructions, her disastrous attempt at joining a support group and her reminiscence of the first time she got felt up at a middle school birthday party, to name just a few.

 

Amy Marcs

 

“I have a family history of this disease. My mother died from it at 51. I cannot let that happen to me. As much as I love my perfect perky breasts, and many others have loved my perfect perky breasts, going all the way back to Larry Stomba, they are not worth my life. They must go!” Amy says in one scene.

If you follow comedy at all, right now your brain is probably going, “Tig Notaro Tig Notaro TIG NOTARO,” and in one way, you’re right: earlier this fall, the Villager named both Amy and Tig - as well as Deb Castellano - as women who are, as the title bluntly puts it, “Funny about cancer.” Apart from the subject matter, “Nice Tits” is very different from Tig’s famous shows about breast cancer - but both tackle the subject expertly, making the audience laugh until they cry, and then cry for real.

 

 

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"I hope to be of service to others with my show. To give hope to women who are going through this, so they know they're not alone and that they are still beautiful, vibrant and sexy,” Amy said. 

"My story is about the resiliency of the human spirit and finding self-acceptance, love and hope in a very difficult and traumatic situation. And of course, all told through humor, because I believe that is one of the best healing tools we have."

New Yorkers, this is one show you don’t want to miss. “Nice Tits” sold out last year - and last night - so get your tickets for the three remaining performances at the Pit now:

Sunday, October 11th, 4pm

Sunday, October 25th, 4pm

Thursday, October 29th, 8pm

 

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Erika W. Smith is BUST's digital editorial director. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @erikawynn and email her at erikawsmith@bust.com.

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