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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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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.

    Jimmy Carr

    Jimmy Carr

    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 online therapy) and Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG  to download the app and sign up for free).

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

    • 42 min
    Sasheer Zamata

    Sasheer Zamata

    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 her take on the word "woke" and dishes about her first crush — hint: he's out of this world!

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

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

    • 39 min
    Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O'Donnell

    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 bringing her pooch everywhere. 

    This episode is sponsored by Shopify (Go to Shopify.com/tig for a free fourteen-day trial and full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features), Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG  for a $75 sponsored job credit), and Wealthfront (go to Wealthfront.com/TIG to have your first $5,000 managed for free). 

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

    • 32 min
    Rainn Wilson

    Rainn Wilson

    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 been postponed by COVID so long they're barely friends anymore. 

    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) and Truebill (Truebill.com/tig). 

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

    • 38 min
    Gary Gulman

    Gary Gulman

    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 help a college athlete struggling to maintain good grades and they advise a concerned mom whose young child is bullied by her friend’s daughter.

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy) and Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG for a $75 sponsored job credit).

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

    • 40 min
    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

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