Episodes
Tig’s guest, actor, singer, and one-woman show pioneer, Sandra Bernhard, is still going strong with roles in FX’s “American Horror Story,” “POSE,” and her latest one-woman show, “Spring Affair.” Sandra shares the best acting advice she ever got from her mentor — the late, great comedian Paul Mooney. Tig and Sandra give advice to a student conflicted about becoming a performer, a bi-curious woman hesitant to flirt, and they discuss leg hair, pubic hair and how to handle friends who can’t stop...
Published 08/02/23
Tig hosts Pete Holmes, the actor, writer, and comedian behind the HBO comedy “Crashing,” who has two HBO stand-up specials and hosts the “You Made It Weird” podcast. Pete talks about his frequent encounters with a ghost and his personal secret to happiness. Tig and Pete give advice to a man whose toxic boss wants to join his weekly game of Dungeons and Dragons, help a woman who thinks her hilarious but shy sister should do standup comedy and, amazingly, find themselves agreeing with an advice...
Published 07/26/23
June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer whose resume includes “Grace and Frankie,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “New Girl.” June and Tig talk about everything from pickleball to politics to a wild Vegas weekend and why they should never be closer friends. They also advise a woman deciding if she should pursue a career, a young mother who feels out of touch with the adult world, and a nurse whose husband has lots of great entrepreneurial ideas but can’t seem to...
Published 07/19/23
Amanda Kloots is an actor, dancer, writer, fitness entrepreneur, and co-host of the CBS show “The Talk.” She and Tig have lots of laughs talking about how she came up with her children’s book idea, giving advice to a mom who wants to make exercise fun for her ten-year-old daughter, counseling a listener whose friend owes her money, and helping a fan name her walking cane. Amanda also explains how she stays so upbeat even while grieving her late husband, Nick Cordero, and offers strategies to...
Published 07/12/23
Tig’s friend, comedian and award-winning filmmaker Joe Wilson talks about how he faces cancer with positivity and humor. Tig and Joe discuss inspirations for creativity, and Joe tells her how he got the viral idea to sell jars of  “celebrity air.”  Together they advise a man who needs help talking to attractive women, a listener who hates being named after a body part, and a woman who wants to know what kind of coffee to serve her boyfriend who's never tasted it before.  This episode is...
Published 07/05/23
Tig’s guest, actor James Marsden, is a hit in the new comedy “Jury Duty.” He also stars in Netflix’s “Dead To Me,” “30 Rock,” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.” James talks to Tig about growing up in Oklahoma, living in Texas, and their shared passion for country music. Together they advise a listener with a real-life question about jury duty, a mother who needs help handling her teenager’s tantrums, and a couple wondering how many partners of their polyamorous friends need to be invited to their...
Published 06/28/23
Standup comic, actor, and writer River Butcher is known for his TV roles in “Good Trouble,” “Adam Ruins Everything,” and appearances on talk shows like Ellen and Conan. On this episode, River talks about how he dealt with an audience member in a MAGA hat at one of his recent shows, and what he wishes people from both sides of the political spectrum understood about each other. Then, Tig and River give advice to a mother who admits reading her daughter’s private text messages and a listener...
Published 06/21/23
Tony Hawk, the famous vertical skateboarder, talks about his most daring moves and encourages Tig to try a few. Tony and Tig compare their recent injuries, and discuss what surprised them both when they first became bosses. Tig and Tony counsel a mother whose children are very picky eaters, help young musicians name their punk band and advise a woman who accidentally sent penis-shaped gifts to her bosses. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the...
Published 06/14/23
Award-winning journalist and former “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric discusses with Tig if “The Morning Show” series is really based on Katie’s experiences on The Today Show with co-host Matt Lauer, and gives Tig some questions to ask co-star Jennifer Anniston when they're on the set of the Apple TV drama. Katie also talks about people she once admired but would never ask for advice now. Together they advise a listener on how to find her voice in her workplace and help a woman decide...
Published 06/07/23
Don’t Ask Tig is taking a brief pause this month, but will be back with all-new episodes on Wednesday, June 7. Meanwhile, here is an encore presentation of Tig's Webby award-winning conversation with therapist and relationship expert Esther Perel. Tig and Esther give advice to a woman bothered by all the hot dreams she keeps having about her boyfriend’s best friend, and a listener who no longer feels attracted to his girlfriend because her body has changed. This episode is sponsored by...
Published 05/24/23
Don’t Ask Tig is taking a little spring vacation this month, but we’ll be back in a few weeks with all new episodes starting Wednesday, June 7. Here is an encore presentation of an all-time favorite episode — Tig's conversation with music icon Cyndi Lauper, the voice behind timeless songs like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and ​​“Time After Time.” Tig and Cyndi give advice to a lonely mom whose teenage daughter just wants to have fun hanging out at her wealthy boyfriend's house, and a daughter...
Published 05/10/23
Hooray! This is Don’t Ask Tig’s milestone 100th episode, and Tig’s guest is her very good friend, Oscar-winning actor Allison Janney, star of “I, Tonya,” “Mom,” “The West Wing” and so much more. Allison and Tig can’t help laughing over the viral story of how Allison broke Tig’s ribs on a party bus, and Allison shares how she was injured in a celebrity dodgeball game involving Harry Styles and Michelle Obama. Tig and Allison give advice to a listener whose dog controls her, a mom whose tone...
Published 04/26/23
Get your tickets now for Don’t Ask Tig Live with Marc Maron streaming on April 24th. Go to http://dontasktig.org/live now for details about this one-time event. This Don’t Ask Tig episode is a first — the first time a guest returns and it’s none other than actor, comedian, Stephanie Allynne — Tig’s wife! Stephanie and Tig share hilarious moments from their visits to Tig’s hometown in Mississippi — all centered around a cemetery. The couple gives advice to a listener who wonders if a person...
Published 04/19/23
Get your tickets now for Don’t Ask Tig Live with Marc Maron streaming on April 24th. Go to http://dontasktig.org/live now for details about this one-time event. Actor, director, and writer Amber Tamblyn is Tig’s guest this week. You know her from her role as Tibby in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and Joan in “Joan of Arcadia.”  Amber explains how Bravo’s Real Housewives empowers women and why writing poetry helps teens. Tig and Amber counsel a listener who thinks God’s voice...
Published 04/12/23
Get your tickets now for Don’t Ask Tig Live with Marc Maron streaming on April 24th. Go to http://dontasktig.org/live now for details about this one-time event. Many know and love comedian/actor Maz Jobrani as a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and from his role in CBS’s “Superior Donuts,” as well as numerous streaming stand-ups. Maz and Tig talk about his uncensored comedy tour to the Middle East, and they discuss whether Hollywood has improved its act when it comes to...
Published 04/05/23
This week, Tig welcomes Billy Crudup, her co-star from the new season of “The Morning Show” on Apple TV. The award-winning actor is also known for starring in the movies “Mission: Impossible III,” “Spotlight,” and “Almost Famous” with an unforgettable portrayal of the fictional rock star and self-proclaimed “golden god“ Russell Hammond. Billy and Tig find surprising connections between their fathers and their Southern ties. They offer acting tips to a student preparing for a school play and...
Published 03/29/23
Actor and comedian Michaela Watkins stars in the upcoming Hulu series “Tiny Beautiful Things.” She’s the lead actor in the Golden Globe-nominated Hulu dramedy “Casual,” and co-starred with Tig in the indie film “In A World.” Michaela and Tig share a laugh over antics from their early careers, including Tig’s 90-point turns while parallel parking. Together they advise a wannabe matchmaker trying to set up two friends, give advice on toe hygiene and discuss being in superhero movies. This...
Published 03/22/23
Tig’s guest is her co-star on “Star Trek: Discovery”: actor and singer Anthony Rapp. Anthony is known for his performance in the classic comedy “Dazed & Confused” and originating the role of Mark Cohen in the award-winning rock opera, “Rent.” Tig and Anthony swap stories about preparing to become parents and offer fun suggestions to a mom trying to come up with ideas for her kid’s birthday party goody bags. They also advise a listener about how to use comedy to come out of the closet and...
Published 03/15/23
Rebecca Corry is a comedian and actor who’s been on shows like “Will & Grace,” “Two Broke Girls,” and films like “Big Fat Liar” alongside Paul Giamatti. Rebecca tells Tig why she is devoted to pit bulls and her TikTok habits. The longtime friends help a family inject sportsmanship into their cutthroat game night competitions and discuss why a llama quilt might be an issue in a woman’s new relationship. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the...
Published 03/08/23
Actor and comedian Kaitlin Olson, who has starred as “Sweet Dee” on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for 15 seasons and counting, joins Tig to discuss the key to a long happy marriage. Also, hear why Kaitlin and Tig suggest a listener and her partner wear matching sailor suits, why a mom should let her pre-teen son get his ears pierced and what to do about a husband who forgets to turn off the stove. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first...
Published 03/01/23
Tig’s guests are comedians and identical twins, the Sklar Brothers, who host the podcasts ‘View from the Cheap Seats,’ and ‘Dumb People Town.’ Jason and Randy Sklar are the perfect guests to answer a listener's question about how to help her young twins grow up to be individual and independent. Along with Tig, they advise a wife whose husband hates her cooking -- but likes his own, and help a listener wracked with guilt because she secretly naps with her dog on the bed when her husband is...
Published 02/22/23
Lake Bell, director, producer and actress who stars in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and Disney Plus’ “What If…?”  is also someone Tig regularly asks for personal advice. Together they help a listener who sees too much of her neighbors’ sex lives because they don’t have window shades. Lake explains her studies about what a person’s voice reveals about their personality, and she and Tig advise a woman on how to get a man she likes at work to ask her out. This episode is sponsored by...
Published 02/15/23
Actor Wilson Cruz, best known for his groundbreaking role on the 90’s TV series “My So-Called Life,” currently stars in “Star Trek: Discovery” alongside Tig. The co-stars share some favorite memories of off-set fun with fellow cast members, and Wilson talks about his approach to auditions that helps him stand out.  Then, Tig and Wilson help a listener decide whether to revive or jettison an old friendship and advise a bisexual man about when to come out.  This episode is sponsored by...
Published 02/08/23
Tig’s guest, Chelsea Peretti, is an actor, comedian, writer and star of the hit TV show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Chelsea and Tig talk about the ups and downs of standup comedy. They help a listener with a secret coffee addiction and give hilarious advice to a woman complaining about all her friends having babies. Then, hear why Chelsea thinks Tig should wear bells and tap shoes around the house and about Tig’s own guilty food pleasure. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to...
Published 02/01/23
To kick off the new year, Don't Ask Tig is revisiting favorite episodes from seasons past. Here is an encore presentation of Tig's conversation with actor Sean Hayes — best known for his role as Jack in Will and Grace. Tig and Sean don't see eye to eye on whether a big wedding worth it, or if you should you get a college degree. Plus: Tig needs your help with a problem of her own. Tig returns with all new episodes on February 1. This episode is sponsored by Rocket Money (go to...
Published 01/25/23