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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 t… read more

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Nick Kroll

November 17th, 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 …

Mayim Bialik

November 10th, 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 …

Taylor Dayne

November 3rd, 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 …

Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger

October 27th, 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 …

Jon Lovett

October 20th, 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 …

Ron Funches

October 13th, 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 …

Seth Rogen

October 6th, 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 …

Phoebe Robinson

September 29th, 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 …

Sanjay Gupta

September 22nd, 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 …

Samantha Bee

September 15th, 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 …

Margaret Cho

August 18th, 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 …

Janet Varney

August 11th, 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 …

LeVar Burton

August 4th, 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 …

Martha Beck

July 28th, 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 …

Mike Birbiglia

July 21st, 2021


Need to perform a DIY exorcism to rid an inheritance of bad energy? Did someone from your past write an unflattering song about you in their first EP? Tig and comedian/actor Mike Birbiglia have some answers to navigate …

Esther Perel

July 14th, 2021


How do you choose between staying with your boyfriend or pursuing his best friend who is so hot you’re dreaming about him at night?  Is there a way to get those sexual sparks back if your partner’s body changes to the …

Cyndi Lauper

June 2nd, 2021


What should you do if your daughter just wants to have fun-- hanging out at her wealthy boyfriend's house instead of yours?  Music icon Cyndi Lauper …

Jane Velez-Mitchell

May 26th, 2021


What should you do if your dog eats a friend's $12-hundred dollar shoes? How about if your kid wants to be vegan?  And why you should kick a vaping …

Zack Snyder

May 19th, 2021


What does it take to replace one key actor in a feature film after it's edited?  The director of “Superman” and “Justice League,” Zack Snyder, explains how his team inserted Tig into hours of footage with green screens …

Sunny Hostin

May 12th, 2021


Want advice on how to ask the cashier at your local Trader Joe’s for a date? Unsure how to handle your grandma, who's apparently developed a habit of forging autographs? How about needing help naming your beehive?  Get …

Ed Helms

May 5th, 2021


 Comedian and actor Ed Helms, star of The Office and Hangover movies, discloses how he handles awkward fans who yell at him across airports, and how to deliver an inspiring commencement speech. Then Tig and Ed help …

Fran Lebowitz

April 28th, 2021


 Contemplating a trip to Mars? ... how about if it's only one way? Wondering how you can learn to be funnier? Writer and social commentator Fran Lebowitz responds to listener questions and explains why she believes that …

Lilly Singh

April 21st, 2021


NBC host and comedian Lilly Singh dishes about the best advice she ever received from her mentor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and why producing her talk show, "A Little Late With Lilly Singh," is more fun the second time …

Paula Poundstone

April 14th, 2021


Having trouble getting your kids to read books? Got an uncomfortable secret you need to share with a friend before they walk down the aisle? Comedian …

Andrew Yang

April 7th, 2021


Is it possible to have a successful run for public office even if you don’t end up winning? Andrew Yang looks back on his 2020 presidential bid and …

Judd Apatow

March 31st, 2021


Recorded live last December, Judd Apatow gets candid about mentorship and the ways that his personal life end up in his films. Tig and Judd give advice about initiating a breakup, motivating an unmotivated retiree to …

Rebecca Walker

March 24th, 2021


Rebecca Walker shares her experience writing for Tig’s Amazon Prime series “One Mississippi” and what it was like growing up with a larger-than-life mother. Tig and Rebecca offer up their pearls of wisdom about teaching …

Molly Ringwald

March 17th, 2021


We're back! Molly Ringwald admits that she's terrible at giving teenagers advice (despite being a teen movie icon). Molly and Tig advise on dealing …

Sarah Paulson

January 27th, 2021


Tig and Sarah Paulson give advice on receiving sub-par baked goods and correcting someone’s word usage. They also name a car and auction off a gavel!

Nora McInerny

January 20th, 2021


Nora McInerny of Terrible, Thanks For Asking joins Tig to give advice on hard times, old friends, skater boys, and Cheap Johnnies. 

This episode is …

Robin Roberts

January 13th, 2021


Robin Roberts and Tig catch up on growing up in Mississippi in this chat from December. Plus, Tig and Robin advise on recreational space travel and making career choices, and they name a cat from Jersey!

This episode is …

Jameela Jamil

January 6th, 2021


Jameela Jamil has the advice you need in the new year, whether you’re facing your nemesis or your own insecurities. Jameela and Tig talk bad kissers, loud roommates and how to stand up for yourself in all situations.

Reese Witherspoon

December 16th, 2020


Reese Witherspoon drops in with her signature advice style: “super proper meets kinda country.” Reese and Tig advise on true love, trying to find friends, and how many gifts are too many gifts. Plus, they have some shoe …

Roxane Gay

December 9th, 2020


Roxane Gay joins Tig to share her thoughts on gossip (good), cats (sometimes evil) and being social (it takes work!). Plus, Tig and Roxane trade …

Atsuko Okatsuka

December 2nd, 2020


What if you accidentally broke up with your soulmate? Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka of “Let’s Go, Atsuko!” joins Tig to talk unrequited love, game shows …

Stephen Colbert

November 25th, 2020


 Stephen Colbert flies in with some special holiday advice, complete with catty pilgrims and vegan eggnog.

This episode is sponsored by Sakara (

David Sedaris

November 18th, 2020


Did you know wine can expire? David Sedaris and Tig tackle questions about terrible gift-givers and what happens when the pandemic quashes your dreams. 

Get Don't Ask Tig masks and T-shirts at!

This …

Aisha Tyler

November 11th, 2020


Aisha Tyler and Tig met over 20 years ago doing stand-up, and now they’re here to swap advice on downsizing, dealing with parents who only watch Fox News, and the country mouse vs. city mouse divide. 

Get Don't Ask Tig …

Oscar Nuñez

November 4th, 2020


Oscar Nuñez from "The Office" is here with advice on critical co-workers, dating while broke and drunk declarations of love.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling ( and by Sakara (

Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey

October 28th, 2020


 Do you need a best friend? Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey of the “The L Word” join Tig to give advice on long-lasting friendships, confronting cheaters and when a hickey goes too far.

Check out Kate and Leisha’s PANTS

Indigo Girls

October 7th, 2020


Tig and the Indigo Girls are here to offer you advice...or are they? Topics they might cover include honing your craft, healthy partnerships and how to get off the phone.

This episode is sponsored by Sakara (

Olivia Munn

September 30th, 2020


If you’re walking down a dark alley, take Olivia Munn with you. Olivia and Tig talk about combating self-doubt, coming clean for karma and why you …

Stephanie Allynne

September 23rd, 2020


The advice is coming from inside the house! Tig is joined by her wife, actress and writer Stephanie Allynne, as they try to give tips on finding true love and monitoring kids’ screen time. Plus, what happens if you …

Cheryl Hines

September 16th, 2020


Sometimes you should just say no — and run away. Cheryl Hines and Tig share this and other timeless advice for speaking the truth and following your …

Reggie Watts

September 9th, 2020


Reggie Watts brings out his musical stylings in an attempt to solve your problems. Reggie and Tig dispense advice on changing careers, overly …

Sean Hayes

September 2nd, 2020


Is a big wedding worth it? Should you get that degree? Sean Hayes and Tig are here to offer some conflicting advice on topics of all kinds. Plus: Tig …

Michelle Buteau

August 26th, 2020


 Tig and Michelle Buteau get breaking news while doling out advice! They talk DNA tests, asking for help and what songs you absolutely should not …

Ira Glass

August 19th, 2020


Ira Glass of “This American Life” brings his podcast wisdom to the show. Ira and Tig discuss falling for roommates, trouble in the laboratory and deodorant etiquette in the wilderness.

This episode is sponsored by …

Nicole Byer

August 12th, 2020


Emmy nominee Nicole Byer thinks you should get a hobby! Nicole and Tig dispense advice on how to make friends as an adult and whether you should take …

Glennon Doyle

August 5th, 2020


Tig connects with writer Glennon Doyle -- a person potentially actually qualified to give advice -- to answer questions about breaking up with …

Sarah Cooper

July 29th, 2020


Sarah Cooper entertains the internet by lip syncing to Trump’s most quotable soundbites, and now she’s offering some wisdom of her own. Sarah and Tig spar over advice on vegans, face masks, and how best to explain what …

Will Ferrell

July 22nd, 2020


Tig calls on Will Ferrell for advice on romantic proposals, marriage frustrations, and why you should really go to the dentist. Need advice? Submit …

Introducing Don’t Ask Tig

July 15th, 2020


Every week, comedian Tig Notaro and a rotating cast of guests field audience questions on love, loss and life’s other indignities. Coming July 22nd.

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