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Karen Kilgariff

Karen Kilgariff

2022-06-1545:522

Karen Kilgariff, comedian and co-host of the wildly popular podcast My Favorite Murder, talks to her pal Tig about what she thinks fuels true crime obsession, and they trade stories on lessons their mothers taught them that they fully believe continue to save their lives to this day. Tig and Karen also advise a listener at the end of their rope because their partner ignores any recommendations they share about books and entertainment, and together they brainstorm snappy comebacks for a pioneer reality tv star whose onscreen past keeps coming back to haunt them. 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 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), Macys (go to Macys.com/purpose to celebrate Pride month), Truebill (go to Truebill.com/TIG and start canceling today), and eHarmony (go to eHarmony.com to start free today). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus

2022-06-0844:432

Tig’s guest is comedian and Emmy-nominated actor Lauren Lapkus, star of the Netflix movie The Wrong Missy, and known for her role as corrections officer Susan Fischer on Orange is the New Black. Lauren and Tig give suggestions to a listener wondering what to wear on a blind date, advise a woman whose long-time boyfriend never says “I love you” and help a mom upset because her six-year-old calls her by her first name instead of “mommy.” This episode is sponsored by 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 to upgrade your job posting, offer good for a limited time), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/TIG for a free 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), Macys (go to Macys.com/purpose to celebrate Pride month), Truebill (go to Truebill.com/TIG and start canceling today), and Netflix’s The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand Up | Accompanying Podcast. Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

2022-06-0135:474

Afraid it’s too late to pursue a career in music? Have a rude relative who is also cold toward your four-year-old kid? Songwriter, composer and Grammy-nominated singer Rufus Wainwright helps Tig weigh in on these problems as well as the debate over whether it’s socially acceptable to pee in the shower. Plus, Rufus gets candid on what he thinks the biggest problem is with today’s pop stars, balancing indulgence with better judgment, and the best advice he’s ever heard in the lyrics of a song.  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 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features),  Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the Zocdoc app for FREE), Macys (go to Macys.com/purpose to celebrate Pride month), Truebill (go to Truebill.com/TIG and start canceling today), Wealthfront (go to Wealthfront.com/TIG to start building your wealth and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life), and Netflix’s The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand Up | Accompanying Podcast.  Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Michael McKean

Michael McKean

2022-05-2545:403

Actor Michael McKean, beloved for his roles as Chuck McGill in “Better Call Saul” and David St. Hubbins in the classic rock-umentary “This Is Spinal Tap”, tells Tig all about some surprising backstage memories he has of playing Lenny of the Lenny and Squiggy duo in the classic 1970’s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”. Michael also helps Tig advise a mom who is judgmental about her toddler’s “dud” friends, and counsels a listener whose buddy can’t stop yawning when they talk on the phone. This episode is sponsored by 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 to upgrade your job posting, offer good for a limited time), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/TIG for a free 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the Zocdoc app for free), and Netflix’s The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand Up | Accompanying Podcast. Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao

2022-05-1849:221

Chloé Zhao, who won the 2021 Best Director Oscar for “Nomadland,” talks to Tig about what that means for her personally and professionally. She and Tig discover a surprising secret weapon they share to stay sane and successful. They also advise a listener on whether to try writing a novel or a screenplay, and give some perspective to a mother bothered by snide comments that her kid obviously behaves like an only child. 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 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), and Netflix’s The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand Up | Accompanying Podcast.  Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Alex Kurtzman

Alex Kurtzman

2022-05-1143:301

Suffering from hand sanitizer dry hands? Need inspiration to finally confess those romantic feelings you’ve kept hidden from a long-distance flame? Who better to ask than master of the Star Trek universe — filmmaker Alex Kurtzman. He joins Tig and together they have some expert tips on how to be an effective manager. Alex also talks about how he knew Tig would be a perfect Starship captain, divulges the secret to being a brilliant director and reveals who one of his personal heroes is. This episode is sponsored by 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), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/TIG for a free 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), and Wealthfront (go to Wealthfront.com/TIG to get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

2022-05-0446:342

Tig talks with one of America's favorite leading men, Paul Rudd, star of the Ant-Man movies, the TV series The Shrink Next Door, and so much more. Paul discusses fascinating facts about real ants, and talks about owning a candy store in a small town. Paul and Tig discuss why he was named sexiest man alive and how he stacks up against CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta for the title. Together, Tig and Paul advise a listener on how to find friends in a new city, help another decide whether to fly across the country for a birthday bash, and they find a new name for a librarian whose boss wants her to change her name at work. 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 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), and Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz

2022-04-2748:472

Tig catches up with comedian and veteran improv performer Ben Schwartz, who talks about his process for voicing the superpowered hedgehog in the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movies, what it was like growing up as the son of a social worker and teacher, and the kinds of letters he still writes on his prized collection of vintage typewriters. Ben and Tig advise a listener concerned that his neighbor is overfeeding his cat, and a Finnish immigrant worried that he doesn't know how to "socialize like an American." This episode is sponsored by 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), Shopify (go to Shopify.com/TIG for a free 14-day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), and Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers

2022-04-2045:581

Indie pop rock sensation and Grammy nominee Phoebe Bridgers talks about life as the child of a standup comedian, the origins of her ghoul-inspired style and the worst advice she recently gave a friend. Then Phoebe and Tig help a listener who feels guilty about a past romantic affair and counsel a father who doesn’t like to punish his young daughter who can’t seem to stop misbehaving. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy),  Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the app for free), and Wealthfront (go to Wealthfront.com/TIG to get $5,000 managed for free when opening an investment account).  Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien

2022-03-2345:1611

Tig's old pal, the one and only Conan O'Brien, discusses the people he turns to for advice and why the storied prankster himself doesn't actually like pranks. The legendary late-night host helps Tig counsel a grandmother magician on how to handle six-year-old hecklers, criticizes an overzealous office whistleblower and reflects on advice he's given to college graduates in commencement speeches he delivered over the past two decades.    This episode is sponsored by 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), Headspace (go to headspace.com/TIG for one month of free access to their entire mindfulness library), Ethos (go to Ethoslife.com – to get your free personalized quote today) and Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer).  Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Ian Harvie

Ian Harvie

2022-03-1646:282

You’ve seen actor Ian Harvie as Dale on Transparent, and as Bud on Will and Grace. In this episode, Ian and Tig talk about doing stand up while sober. Then, Ian helps Tig brainstorm ideas for chores a five-year-old can do to make spending money and advise a listener on how to be proud of their body. 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 14 day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), Novo ( go to Novo.co/TIG – to sign up for a free business checking account and access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts),  Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), Ethos (go to Ethoslife.com – to get your free personalized quote today) and Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the app for free). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Kathleen Madigan

Kathleen Madigan

2022-03-0939:25

Hilarious standup comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her very short basketball "career" and why she left LA for Nashville. Then, she and Tig advise a remorseful heckler about apologizing to a comedian and help a listener start off on the right foot at a new job, plus they discuss the best way to "break up" with an old friend. This episode is sponsored by 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 Headspace (go to headspace.com/TIG) - for one month free access to their entire mindfulness library Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

2022-03-0236:391

Bestselling author and personal transformation pioneer Deepak Chopra reveals his pick for the greatest jokester of all time. He and Tig give advice about karma, home remodeling and the best ways to goof around, plus they discuss Oprah and glitter bombs. It all becomes clear in this episode of Don’t Ask Tig. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy) and Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe

2022-02-2345:321

Lena Waithe, the trailblazing producer, actor, and Emmy-winning screenwriter of Netflix’s “Master of None” and creator of BET's "Twenties," trades stories with Tig about their early days as assistants in Hollywood, and how to be a great mentor. Tig and Lena offer advice to a retiree struggling with boredom, a long-distance girlfriend who wants to spice up her Zoom dates, and a woman about to become a grandmother who wants to be called something more hip than ‘grandma.’ This episode is sponsored by 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 Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the app for free). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Deon Cole

Deon Cole

2022-02-1644:163

Actor and comedian Deon Cole, a regular on Black-ish and Grown-ish, stops by Don't Ask Tig to talk privacy, positivity and how to be uniquely yourself.  He and Tig give advice to a mom who can't get her smelly teenager to shower, and they can't stop laughing about Dear Abby's suggestions to a newlywed husband who's bothered that his wife sleeps, eats and even cooks in the nude!   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 14 day trial and full access to Shopify’s suite of features), and Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the app for free). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Patti Harrison

Patti Harrison

2022-02-0942:582

Feeling pressure to engage more on social media and want guidance on how often to post? Wondering what questions to ask if you're thinking about having a baby via surrogate? Well, Tig's twins came into the world via surrogate, and "Shrill" actor/comedian Patti Harrison played a surrogate in the indie movie sensation "Together Together." They share their experiences with these topics and a few others, then round up some motivating and a few absurd quotes to inspire a listener to level up their workout.  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.
Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless

2022-02-0236:562

Kiwi actor and singer Lucy Lawless stars in Acorn TV's My Life Is Murder and is beloved as Xena: Warrior Princess from the 90's TV series and more. She and Tig reminisce about their history that goes way back and their shared experience as lesbian icons. They give advice to a mom annoyed by her daughter's cell phone addiction and counsel a woman on how to fend off a family of huggers. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), and EthosLife.com.  Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Fortune Feimster

Fortune Feimster

2022-01-2648:512

Comedian, writer, and actor Fortune Feimster — now starring in the hit TV series Kenan — joins Tig to swap hilarious stories about debutante balls and newlywed life. They also weigh in on creative compliments for ugly dogs and the pros and cons of steady romance versus intense first love. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Headspace (go to headspace.com/TIG) - for one month free access to their entire mindfulness library), and Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG  for a $75 sponsored job credit). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

2022-01-1943:513

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.
Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata

2022-01-1240:462

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.
Comments (27)

Joseph Allen

"The Advice of Yesteryear" segment really hit home. Great advice from Samantha and Tig.

Jun 11th
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Angie Peay

Love you Tig!

Jun 1st
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Stella

I'm literally crying from the auction. so great

May 20th
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lisa kurtz

i enjoy chit-chat pod casts that are organized to a certain degree. its a mood i have to be in to enjoy the meandering of such a conversation, but i cant listen if theres not some kind of shtick. i love the interview bit and then the totally unrelated questions. and i love Tig's dead-pan humor. ive subcribed. thx Tig!

Apr 26th
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April Seg

10:10

Feb 10th
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Lisa Hoffman

jimmy carr episode won't play.

Jan 19th
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Gimena Alegre

My favorite episode so far and I've listened to most of them (but not in order). The part about buying a transformation at the end 🤣🤣🤣. LOVE THE PODCAST!!!

Dec 13th
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Mary Wendt

I thought you were talking to Jon Lovitz the whole time😂🤣😂🤣

Oct 23rd
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Sandra Kenny-Veech

Maybe it is regional, but "hone in" is also an acceptable way to say the same thing as "home in". I also checked Merriam Webster to be sure I wasn't saying it the wrong way. I am actually more familiar with "hone in". Does this help answer the question your listener asked?

Oct 21st
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JESSIE HANCOX

I love this pod cast. And this.... this talk with Martha about trauma, so spot on. Thank you!!

Oct 8th
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JESSIE HANCOX

I love this pod cast, Tig! Your humor is the best and I'm needing you to tell Becky that you need to have more shows uploaded here. Be well. Jessie

Sep 23rd
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Dee Bee

anyone know the lyrics to the opening song? thanks!

Apr 21st
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Mark

I second Paula. Take your time Tig, be the mother.

Apr 14th
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Mark

that f bomb was perfect.

Mar 24th
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Trisha Ross

Thank you for being on here

Mar 18th
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Mark

shout out to Chris Fairbanks!

Jan 20th
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Rana

I'm here for Gay ♥️

Dec 30th
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Rachel O'Leary

Dr Becky Heines🤣

Dec 13th
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Teresa Wilkinson

hi Tig, really enjoying these pods, funny, intelligent, insightful, delightful, and all your guests bring something fresh and interesting to the show 💫👍

Dec 12th
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Nickie Edwards

o#smoplllll.l as.?XSqq

Nov 26th
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