The actress and co-host of CBS’ ‘The Talk’ likes to take shots at herself for being lazy and a bad dancer
BY SHERRYL CONNELLY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
PUBLISHED: MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013, 2:00 AM
Actress-comedian-author Aisha Tyler has just released a new book, “Self-Inflicted Wounds.”
Not everyone would admit to what Aisha Tyler does in her new book, “Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation,” out Tuesday.
For instance, Tyler fesses up to being, as a general rule, “late and lazy.” But in an interview with the Daily News, she sounds like she’s not so sure. Especially since, as she puts it, “Someone said to me recently, actual lazy people don’t call themselves lazy.”
Still, the actress, comedian and TV host takes shots at herself in the book, which includes a picture of her worst red-carpet moment, where she looks “sad, and naked, and confused,” in a shamelessly transparent dress.
And she even calls herself out as a bad dancer. “Being black has not helped me at all in this regard,” she writes.
Tyler, already a co-host of the CBS afternoon show “The Talk,” is about to debut on July 16 as the host of the CW cult comedy show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” She’s clearly succeeding across various media platforms, but insists humiliation works for her.
“A friend who goes on about how awesome they are, nobody likes that guy,” Tyler says. “Now someone who says, ‘You wouldn’t believe what an ass I made of myself last night.’ Everyone loves that guy.”
By that measure, the 42-year-old Tyler is totally lovable.