Comedian and Actor Tig Notaro Partners with American Public Media to Host Advice Podcast: Don’t Ask Tig

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 15, 2020 — American Public Media is working with renowned comedian Tig Notaro to deliver a dose of honest advice in Don’t Ask Tig, a new podcast. Tig and her guests will do their best to answer life’s most pressing questions, from how to get over heartbreak to how to cut your own hair with toddler scissors. The show will serve up both levity and wisdom in a time when so many people are looking for answers. Don’t Ask Tig premieres July 22.

Listeners can subscribe to Don’t Ask Tig and hear the trailer here.

Named by Rolling Stone one of the best stand-up comics of all time, Tig is bringing her mix of deadpan humor and radical honesty to this new show. Whether she’s talking about how she made it through her own cancer diagnosis or how she and her wife, Stephanie, are keeping their 4-year-old twins entertained during quarantine, Tig gets personal as she answers listeners’ pleas for advice.

With the help of a rotating cast of guests—including Will Ferrell, Sarah Cooper and Glennon Doyle—Tig will field listener’s questions on topics spanning the whole range of human experience. 

“I call the show ‘Don’t Ask Tig’ because I want to warn people in advance to not ask for my advice,” said Tig.  “Listeners will likely find that I may not always have the answers, but I’m having a great time trying to help as we all deal with so much uncertainty. My guests are hilarious and insightful, and I’m tremendously excited to share their humor and wisdom with the world.”

Tig was an early voice in the podcasting world, having hosted Professor Blastoff from 2011 to 2015. “Tig is the perfect host to help us see real life—as hard and ridiculous as it may be right now—with humor and clarity,” said APM’s Lauren Dee, executive producer of Don’t Ask Tig. “During these challenging times when we are stuck at home alone or with partners, spouses, roommates, or kids, Don’t Ask Tig is the escape we all need. The show offers real help, even if it’s just a good dose of laughter.”

Don’t Ask Tig episodes are released weekly and will include original new music by Edie Brickell, one of Tig’s all-time favorite artists.  Listeners can find Don’t Ask Tig on Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms. Learn more at and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About American Public Media

American Public Media® (APM) is the national programming and distribution division of American Public Media Group and reaches 19 million listeners via approximately 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programs in the nation. APM offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism. For more information on APM, visit

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