Actress-Comedian Aisha Tyler (Friends) at the Brea Improv
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“Sweetly wicked.” —Esquire
“The next Queen of Comedy.” —Vibe
Most people first fell for Aisha Tyler’s unique brand of comedy while watching her host E!’s Emmy-winning pop culture crucible Talk Soup. As the first woman and first African-American to host the show, she instantly became a comedic cult icon.
But that first “big break” came amidst a million killer “little breaks:” years perfecting her standup act on the road while simultaneously performing on some of television’s most-watched shows, including being a favorite on Bill Maher’s political roundtable Politically Incorrect; her groundbreaking two-season arc on NBC’s powerhouse hit “Friends,” and her roles on blue-chip television shows like FX’s Golden Globe-winning plastic surgery drama “Nip/Tuck,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “24” and "The Ghost Whisperer.
Aisha had three feature films s premiere in 2007- as a staff-wielding assassin in the comedy “Balls of Fury,” as a court-appointed therapist to battered women in the thriller ".45, and as a police detective caught between compassion and the law in the thriller “Death Sentence” – all are out now on DVD.
Most recently, she lent her voice to Aaron McGruder’s hit animated series “The Boondocks,” and showed off her improv chops in the comedy-doc cult sensation “Reno 911.”
In 2008 you can catch Aisha in the new crime drama “Black Water Transit,” opposite Laurence Fishburne and Karl Urban, and directed by Tony Kaye (American History X). You can also see her in a new special series for the Discovery Channel called “The G-Word,” a hip take on saving the environment. Best of all, she’ll be appearing this year in her first one-hour standup comedy special, to be taped this spring.
Aisha has also made multiple appearances on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Regis and Kelly, Dennis Miller, The Early Show, The View, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, among many others. Aisha also recently saw her first book, Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl, published by Dutton Books.