Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress and more, may limit herself to 15,000 jobs

Comedian, actress, TV personality, writer, etc. Aisha Tyler keeps busy. Up next? Her book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ and hosting ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

Aisha Tyler‘When I’m more prolific, I’m more creative, I’m more engaged. When I have free time, I tend to drift. But 15,000 jobs might be the limit.’ — Aisha Tyler, on taking on her many responsibilities (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / June25, 2013)

By T. L. Stanley

July 13, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

 Aisha Tyler was only half-joking when she nicknamed herself “the black female Ryan Seacrest.”

But her upcoming schedule might make even the omnipresent “American Idol” host and media mogul want to take a nap.

Tyler, one of the hosts of the daily syndicated chat fest “The Talk,” is publishing her second book, “Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation,” this month and serving as emcee on a revival of the cult favorite comedy, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

As she’s done for many years running, she’ll immerse herself in the geeky, sci-fi crowd she describes as “my tribe, my people” at the Comic-Con genre convention in San Diego later this month. She’ll be stumping for, among other projects, the next season of “Archer,” FX’s bawdy animated hit, in which she plays voluptuous super-spy Lana Kane.

There’s another stand-up tour in the offing and groundwork nearly completed on a TV comedy special to shoot this fall. Tyler continues to produce regular installments of her popular “Girl on Guy” podcast, while tweeting frequently to her 270,000 Twitter followers.

She popped up on recent episodes of AMC‘s “The Talking Dead” and CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” and might’ve inadvertently made herself a go-to awards show presenter when she realized on stage that she’d been given the wrong envelope at June’s Daytime Emmys. She vamped until the Emmy folks provided the winner in the correct category. Typical headline from the event: “Tyler’s quick thinking saves Daytime Emmys mix-up.”

“When I’m more prolific, I’m more creative, I’m more engaged,” she said in her Radford Studios dressing room outside a recent taping of “The Talk.” “When I have free time, I tend to drift. But 15,000 jobs might be the limit.”

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