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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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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 431 Ratings

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.

    Kate Micucci

    Kate Micucci

    For this Thanksgiving-themed episode, Kate Micucci — actor, musician, comedian and co-founder of the folk duo Garfunkel and Oates — shares the holiday tradition that always brings her to tears. She and Tig reminisce about a hilarious yet embarrassing incident that happened in Kate’s parents’ living room. Then, Tig and Kate help a listener wondering how they’ll know when they meet the love of their life, and offer tips to a listener in Sweden trying to make a vegan Thanksgiving dinner.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Rocket Money (Go to RocketMoney.com/tig and start canceling unwanted subscriptions today), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now; terms and conditions apply; cost per application pricing not available to everyone), and Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q (go to sho.com/the-l-word-generation-q to check out the new season).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 43 min
    Naomi Ekperigin

    Naomi Ekperigin

    Actress/comedian Naomi Ekperigin tells Tig about lessons she learned as a writer on the much-loved TV show “Broad City” and while hosting the popular podcast “Couples Therapy.” Then Tig and Naomi counsel a listener who says a cat bullies her boyfriend, and offer some suggestions for an engaged couple on how to celebrate their wedding without spending a ton of money.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Rocket Money (Go to RocketMoney.com/tig and start canceling unwanted subscriptions today), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now; terms and conditions apply; cost per application pricing not available to everyone), Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q (go to sho.com/the-l-word-generation-q to check out the new season), and Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the Zocdoc app for free).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 39 min
    Randy Jackson

    Randy Jackson

    Grammy winner, record label exec, and former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is this week’s guest on Don’t Ask Tig. Randy and Tig share what they both love about having southern roots and Randy tells a surprising story about an early connection between Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Then, Randy and Tig answer questions from a listener whose son wants to become a famous pop punk drummer, and whether it’s a good idea for former lovers to stay in a band together.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Rocket Money (Go to RocketMoney.com/tig and start canceling unwanted subscriptions today), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now; terms and conditions apply; cost per application pricing not available to everyone), and Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the Zocdoc app for free).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 30 min
    Sheng Wang

    Sheng Wang

    Tig and Sheng Wang, comedian and writer on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” trade stories about their childhoods in Houston, post-apocalyptic hairstyles, and pickleball moves. Then Tig and Sheng advise a runner whose partner would rather go to a comedy show than watch her run her first marathon, and they counsel a single woman who has the unbelievable “problem” of finding too many good matches on a dating app.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/TIG for a free trial), Rocket Money (go to Rocket Money.com/tig and start canceling unwanted subscriptions today), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now; terms and conditions apply), and WealthFront (go to WealthFront.com/TIG to get your first $5,000 managed for free).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 43 min
    Mae Martin

    Mae Martin

    Actor, comedian, and writer Mae Martin, who co-wrote and stars in the award-winning Netflix dramedy series ‘Feel Good,’ talks about getting into comedy at the age of 13 and what they wish they knew back then. Tig and Mae give guidance to a Texan who can’t decide if she wants to live in the UK or America, help a recently promoted manager with an office dress-code dilemma and come up with great gift ideas for a guy in his 30s. 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/TIG for a free trial), Rocket Money (go to Rocket Money.com/tig and start canceling unwanted subscriptions today), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now; terms and conditions apply), Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the Zocdoc app for free), and WealthFront (go to WealthFront.com/TIG to get your first $5,000 managed for free).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  

    • 36 min
    Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tig reminisce about working together on the TV series ‘One Mississippi;’ then Sheryl talks about her amazing Emmy acceptance speech that electrified the ceremony and went viral across social media, and about what inspired her drive to succeed. Sheryl and Tig have some stern advice for a teacher who has a crush on a senior colleague and prescribe pickleball and treading water to a man with a troubling problem.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/tig for a free trial), Rocket Money (Go to RocketMoney.com/tig and start canceling unwanted subscriptions today), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now; terms and conditions apply; cost per application pricing not available to everyone), Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the Zocdoc app for free), and WealthFront (go to WealthFront.com/TIG to get your first $5,000 managed for free).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

L. S. E. R ,

Best podcast EVER

Wednesday is always my favourite day of week because of this podcast. I’ve listened to all the episodes probably four times. It’s amazing! I full on adore it. I definitely recommend it to everyone. We love you Tig!
(Ps. Hello again was outstanding! I laughed so hard)

JMacK2020 ,

Fab podcast!

Hey Tig, this Ontario gal wants to let you know how much your easy vibe, great interviews, groovy theme song, and questionable advice are appreciated. Love your humour, calmness, and openness. Heck, you might just meet the criteria for being a Canuck! Come visit us sometime.

Firedog_808 ,

Enjoyable, Funny & Relatable

This is an incredible show. Lots of interesting interviews with good, solid, kind people. The advice is excellent and if you need anything named, like a child or boat- or library- this is the place to get that name. Tig is unpretentious and confident and the guests on the show are a a really diverse group of people who genuinely care about things. I totally, wholehearted recommend you Don’t Ask Tig…

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