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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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    • 4.9 • 64 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.

    Aparna Nancherla

    Aparna Nancherla

    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 Christmas ever before he deploys for military service and try to help a son whose senior-citizen mom keeps falling for online dating scammers.  

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month) and Sakara (go to sakara.com/dontask  for 20% off your first order).

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

    • 41 min
    Nick Kroll

    Nick Kroll

    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 on her birthday. Speaking of pups, Tig and Nick also solve the mystery of a runaway Chihuahua destined to be a Broadway star. 

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month), Postmates (new customers can use code “DONTASK” to receive 50% off their first 5 orders of $50 or more. Max savings of $100 per order), and Tor Books' A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom As An Escape, available now wherever books are sold.

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

    • 34 min
    Mayim Bialik

    Mayim Bialik

    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 month) and Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG for a $75 sponsored job credit).

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

    • 39 min
    Taylor Dayne

    Taylor Dayne

    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 father she never knew, but has discovered on an ancestry website.

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy) and Sakara (go to Sakara.com/dontask for 20% off your first order).

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

    • 33 min
    Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger

    Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger

    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 Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month).

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

    • 44 min
    Jon Lovett

    Jon Lovett

    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% off the first month) and Sakara (go to Sakara.com/dontask for 20% off your first order).

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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Mariano 2 ,

So glad I just discovered this!

I was looking for something to listen to whilst I exercise and being a fan of Tig I started at the 1st episode with Will Ferrell and just kept on coming back!

I don’t know all the guests but I love getting to know them through their time with Tig, who is an excellent host (when she presses record!)

Thank you Tig, and as always, thank you Dana!

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