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Don't Ask Tig

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Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We're warning you now: Don't Ask Tig.

Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We're warning you now: Don't Ask Tig.

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United States

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Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We're warning you now: Don't Ask Tig.

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@dontasktig

Language:

English


Episodes

Jimmy Carr

1/19/2022
Jimmy Carr, one of the UK's best loved comedians and game show hosts, is so good at giving advice, he's written a self-help book. He shares with Tig his “cheat” on what all self-help books have in common. Jimmy and Tig compare notes on why they may actually appreciate heckling during a standup - and offer advice about a woman worried she's getting marriage proposals only because she's rich. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of...

Duration:00:42:02

Sasheer Zamata

1/12/2022
Craving a best friend, but unsure how to make that connection as an adult? Actor and former SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata tells Tig how she found her later-in-life bestie — none other than fellow comedian Nicole Byer — now her co-host on the podcast Best Friends. Sasheer and Tig give advice on how to keep kids from binging on granola bars first thing in the morning and brainstorm about how humor can rescue someone from a sticky situation. Sasheer, who stars in the Hulu series Woke, gives...

Duration:00:40:26

Rosie O'Donnell

1/5/2022
From her award winning The Rosie O'Donnell show to being a moderator on The View to her role in the upcoming reboot of American Gigolo, there's nothing Rosie has not done in movies or TV. This week the actor, comedian, host, and producer tells Tig why she prefers working on Broadway over Hollywood, and how she learned to conduct a great interview from Johnny Carson. Then she and Tig give advice to a budding entrepreneur who wants to save the world and a friend of a dog owner who insists on...

Duration:00:36:45

Rainn Wilson

12/15/2021
This week Tig is joined by actor, comedian, and podcast host Rainn Wilson, best known for playing the iconic and quirky Dwight in The Office for nearly a decade. Rainn talks about how he applies one of Dwight's most quotable pieces of advice in real life. Rainn also discusses the greatest lesson he learned from his own father. Together he and Tig encourage a self-professed oddball to let her freak flag fly, and advise an engaged couple on how to dis-invite guests to their wedding that has...

Duration:00:43:18

Gary Gulman

12/8/2021
Standup comedian Gary Gulman has been in the comedy biz for over 20 years. He’s a regular on the late night circuit and has his own HBO special called “The Great Depresh.” In this episode of Don't Ask Tig, Tig and Gary break down some myths surrounding the relationship between comedians and depression. Gary offers a strategy for battling procrastination that he derives from a Jewish tradition, and shares what his college therapist taught him about understanding the opposite sex. He and Tig...

Duration:00:45:11

Aparna Nancherla

12/1/2021
The delightful and hilarious actor Aparna Nancherla reunites with her good friend Tig on Zoom. Who can forget Aparna from shows like Netflix's BoJack Horseman, Comedy Central's Corporate, and Fox's The Great North? In this episode, Tig and Aparna talk about how the pandemic has us all dropping longtime friends, but maybe not forever. Aparna asks for Tig's advice on the daunting task of writing her first book. Together they give guidance to a woman who wants to give her partner the best...

Duration:00:46:54

Nick Kroll

11/17/2021
This episode is excerpted from a live-over-Zoom Don't Ask Tig show with comedian, actor, producer, and Tig’s longtime pal Nick Kroll. You know Nick from the Emmy-Nominated animated series “Big Mouth,” and as the voice of Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family 2.” Nick and Tig take a stroll down memory lane to reminisce about their careers before they hit it big. They also give advice to a mother whose 9-year-old keeps cursing in public and to a woman who is continually upstaged by a friend's dog...

Duration:00:41:16

Mayim Bialik

11/10/2021
Actress Mayim Bialik, known for starring in "The Big Bang Theory," "Blossom" and more, talks to Tig about why she thinks she'd be a good host for Jeopardy and why that's created such controversy. She and Tig help a single, 30-something decide if they should have children and how that could change their life. And they give advice on how to know if you're a 'people pleaser' and what to do about that. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first...

Duration:00:43:07

Taylor Dayne

11/3/2021
Who better to be Tig's guest on her 50th episode than actress Taylor Dayne — one of her favorite singers — with the real story behind how their fun and serendipitous friendship got started. Taylor also reveals her reaction to being the subject of one of Tig's popular standup stories. Together they share parenting advice, offer guidance on how to not get nervous if you're invited to sing at a best friend's wedding. And together they help a caller decide if she should contact the biological...

Duration:00:38:05

Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger

10/27/2021
Tig talks with comedian and voice actor Patton Oswalt and his wife, actor and voice-over artist Meredith Salenger, about how they manage to keep the spark in their marriage while working together professionally. Meredith reveals how Patton's young daughter held the key to whether their courtship would be a success and they all give advice on what to do about endless family text strings with updates on people you don't even know. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to...

Duration:00:46:25

Jon Lovett

10/20/2021
How can you tell if your schoolboy crush likes you too? Should you name a child after a moose? Those are just a couple of the pressing questions Tig discusses with comedian, host of Pod Save America, and former presidential speechwriter Jon Lovett. Lovett also talks about the most embarrassing line he wrote for President Obama, and how he and his partner Ronan Farrow balance their busy bi-coastal lives and careers. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10%...

Duration:00:35:43

Ron Funches

10/13/2021
Need some insider tourist tips about where to visit on a trip to L.A.? Tig and actor/comedian Ron Funches have some off the beaten path ideas you won't find in any guidebooks. Ron, the voice behind Cooper on the animated hit Trolls and on Bob’s Burgers and Adventure Time, also talks about his online dating experiences, why Lucille Ball is his inspiration and he and Tig offer advice to a jokester whose friends are offended by his humor. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to...

Duration:00:46:40

Seth Rogen

10/6/2021
Comedian, actor, producer Seth Rogen is not going to sugarcoat things for you, so when he and Tig meet for the first time over Zoom, he delivers his unfiltered two cents on issues like what to say if your mother asks you for sex advice and what to do about old material that just isn't funny anymore. They also talk about their favorite comedic role models and ideas for how to tell that someone special you've been "around the block" with other guys before. OUR SPONSORS: Betterhelp -...

Duration:00:37:26

Phoebe Robinson

9/29/2021
How do you get your man to say he loves you? Tig and comedian Phoebe Robinson team up to answer that question and find themselves at odds with an old-time advice columnist who thinks women should not go looking for love. Phoebe, who is also the host of her own Comedy Central series “Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson” and of the podcast turned HBO special “Two Dope Queens” and Tig share a laugh over forgetting what they're talking about right in the middle of their conversation. And they...

Duration:00:45:58

Sanjay Gupta

9/22/2021
This is your chance to hear advice on careers, love and COVID from one of America's best-known doctors, Sanjay Gupta! Dr. Gupta is not only an Emmy-award winning CNN medical correspondent, he's also a neurosurgeon and was once listed on People Magazine's sexiest people alive. So, it's safe to say, he's overqualified to join Tig as they offer guidance to a high school student on how to break it to her mother that she wants to be a TV journalist instead of a doctor. They also help a listener...

Duration:00:39:41

Samantha Bee

9/15/2021
No one speaks their mind quite like comedian, TV host Samantha Bee, and this time she's upfront and personal with Tig. Together they advise a listener on how to snap out of a crush on their therapist and tackle the tough issue of figuring out if someone actually likes you or is just being polite. Then Tig and Samantha bond over how and when they each had that "birds and bees talk" with their own kids and also how they personally cope with grieving a lost loved one. This episode is sponsored...

Duration:00:49:19

Margaret Cho

8/18/2021
Back in the dating scene and contemplating whether it would help to delete all traces of all exes from your social media? Feeling guilty about leaving your dog home alone now that there are safer ways to gather outside socially? Comedian and actress Margaret Cho steps in to advise Tig’s listeners with pearls from her personal history. Tig and Margaret bond over their love for country music and offer up some frank talk about how best to remove yourself from a draining relationship. This...

Duration:00:39:08

Janet Varney

8/11/2021
Need some new ideas for how to fend off creepy guys at work? Should you reveal how you tricked a former teacher now that you're going to be his colleague? Actor and co-founder of SF Sketchfest Janet Varney joins Tig to give advice on those questions, and even tackle the tricky issue of how much to tip waiters in a foreign country... which brings up one of Tig's most embarrassing and funny memories. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/tig), Indeed...

Duration:00:47:28

LeVar Burton

8/4/2021
Don’t know how to deal with romantic feelings for a coworker that’s already in a relationship? Still, feeling guilty from that illegal left turn you made decades ago that potentially caused a multi-vehicle pileup? Well, actor and television host LeVar Burton drops by Don’t Ask Tig to help you out. LeVar, who played Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” gives Tig some well-needed advice, commander to commander, about the joys and overwhelm that comes with...

Duration:00:38:32

Martha Beck

7/28/2021
Find yourself confused about the difference between a life coach and a therapist? Well, highly sought-after life coach and New York Times bestselling author Martha Beck pays Tig a visit to explain. Together, the two help a recently single woman work through the anger of getting dumped out of the blue. Martha and Tig also advise a Quaker minister on what to do now that his congregation -- which is filled with people who hate each other -- is returning to in-person service. This episode is...

Duration:00:42:08