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  • -Tig, hey! -Hi.

  • -I've got to say, everyone knows you as a comedian.

  • They know that you have your own podcast now.

  • But you've also been doing a lot more acting,

  • which I'm psyched about this.

  • One, let's say "Star Trek: Discovery."

  • It's back. You just finished it.

  • -Yeah. -Also a big, new action film.

  • -Yes, "Army of the Dead." I am -- I'm in this movie.

  • I don't know how I've gone to outer space

  • and now zombie films.

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • And also, I think, a year ago, I was on your show,

  • and I was saying how I'd had spinal fusion,

  • and you probably don't remember that.

  • But I -- That's -- That's an intense surgery.

  • -Yeah. -And I take this movie,

  • and I have no idea, because how would I know?

  • It's not like I've ever --

  • I'd never dreamed I would be in an action film.

  • So I had no idea

  • that I'd be having ammunition across my chest,

  • like a big, rectangular gas tank strapped to my back,

  • a machine gun... -What?!

  • -...a pistol on my thigh. And, uh...

  • But I'm not really doing anything.

  • -I can't wait to see this.

  • But the director wanted you, right?

  • -Zack Snyder, yeah.

  • He wanted me. I'm not -- [ Laughs ]

  • I don't -- I don't know why.

  • But when I was in the movie, they were greenscreening me in

  • because I was replacing another actor.

  • -Right. -And I was the only actor on set

  • in the filming, and I started to think

  • the first week that I was the star of the movie.

  • Because there was nobody else there.

  • And it's a big ensemble that I'm in,

  • and my character's not the main part of the ensemble.

  • -Right. -So it was a weird experience

  • to be alone and start to think, "Oh, I'm a big action star."

  • -Tig, this is insane. -And then I realized, Jimmy,

  • not only am I not the star, I realized that probably

  • a lot of the scenes that I was filming

  • was just me in the background, blurry.

  • 'Cause, you know, they not only have to replace me --

  • or, replace the guy, the other actor, in close-ups,

  • they have to replace every moment that he was on screen.

  • And so I laughed so hard the day I realized

  • a lot of my stuff is just blurry, out of focus.

  • -Now, but we will see you, though, right?

  • -You'll see me, but, also, when you see me

  • off in the distance, just know that I --

  • that was a moment I probably thought I was front and center

  • and the star of the movie.

  • And at the end of filming -- I just want to show you --

  • Zack Snyder prese-- 'Cause I shared with him

  • my realization that I was not the star of the movie.

  • -Yeah. -That I was in the background.

  • And he presented me with an Oscar

  • with a greenscreen label that says Best Out-of-Focus Actor.

  • -[ Laughs ] Not bad. Not bad.

  • Your wife was a guest on your podcast a few weeks ago.

  • The podcast is "Don't Ask Tig." -Yes.

  • -Every episode, you and another person

  • give advice to people who write in questions.

  • Usually, you're the one giving advice on the show,

  • but there was an episode that you're gonna tell me --

  • There's a question, apparently, where you needed help?

  • What's going on? -Yeah. Well, I have this --

  • And I wouldn't typically find this to be an issue.

  • -Yep.

  • -Again, except there's a pandemic going on.

  • -Yep. -But we have --

  • We hung a swing.

  • It's a bench swing, hanging from a tree in our front yard.

  • We hung it there to, you know, swing our children

  • and spend lazy afternoons there. -Yeah.

  • -I never imagined that there would be a woman, with a child,

  • that would come by every single day, Jimmy Fallon.

  • -Oh. Oh, no, no, no, no, no.

  • -And get her 2-year-old out of the stroller

  • and go sit in our swing in our front yard.

  • -Oh, no, no, no. -Jimmy, every day.

  • I'll look out my window, and there's a woman --

  • And of course, any other time, when there's not a pandemic,

  • I would think that was an adorable sight.

  • And now I'm like, "You're on my swing.

  • I don't know --" -How close is the swing

  • to the -- to the -- to the street?

  • Does it look like a park?

  • Does it look like public property?

  • -No, it is clearly someone's home.

  • People live there. And not only do you have

  • to get into the yard, you walk onto the yard,

  • you have to walk up a hill -- you have to walk up a hill.

  • The only -- I tried to get into her head space

  • of going on someone's property

  • and just casually swinging with my baby.

  • -[ Chuckles ] Absolutely.

  • -Daily. Daily. -Absolutely not.

  • -The only way that would happen is, if I was completely drunk,

  • would I wander onto somebody's property and just be like,

  • "Yeah. Call the police.

  • I don't care." -"I don't care.

  • I'm gonna use your slide.

  • Let me go up and down your slide."

  • -Yeah, "Show me your slide. What's the problem?

  • -Oh, this is insane. -What would you do?

  • -Uh, I have two options.

  • I would make it harder to get up the hill.

  • Maybe add obstacles, you know? -Could be a thrill.

  • -And I think maybe I would just poke my head out and go,

  • "Hey, excuse me. Can I help you?"

  • Right? -Yeah, you know what she'd say?

  • "Yeah. Can you push me?" -[ Laughing ]

  • That's what she would say. If I said, "Can I help you?"

  • she would say, "Yes, give me a push.

  • Why hasn't someone come out here and pushed me?"

  • I don't want to help this woman. -Oh, my gosh.

  • Tig, this is unbelievable.

  • You have to let me know how you solve this problem.

  • I'm so sorry to hear about that.

  • -I'll give you a ring-a-ding and let you know.

  • -I'm happy to hear about everything else

  • going on in your life.

  • Please, my best to your family.

  • Stay safe, and come back to the show any time.

  • -Thank you, Jimmy. -Tig Notaro.

  • New episodes of "Don't Ask Tig" are released every Wednesday.

-Tig, hey! -Hi.

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