The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

Sunday, February 5, 2012


BGN Girl: Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler is a self-proclaimed nerd who got her first break in Hollywood as the host of E! Entertainment's Talk Soup in 2001.  She was the first woman and African-American host on the Emmy award winning show.  She's appeared in a plethora of TV and Films and also had her own stand-up show on Comedy Central.

Here's another geeky fact about Aisha, she's an avid video gamer and in early May 2010 she presented Bungie's "Welcome to the Beta" video for Halo: Reach. She has also begun work as a voice actor for the upcoming game Halo: Reach.  Aisha is a celebrated author, releasing the successful Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl, a collection of hilarious essays on pop culture, in 2004. She is a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine, with several pieces about the media’s unrealistic portrayal of feminine beauty, and is a comedic columnist for Entertainment Weekly.

Aisha is deeply dedicated to charity and volunteerism, serving on the board of Planned Parenthood, directing a film to benefit returning wounded warriors, acting as spokesperson for the American Red Cross, teaching Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the trust for public land’s parks for people project, and fund-raising for doctors without borders, futures without violence, and the international rescue committee.

Shout out to AT for expressing who she truly is as a proud black girl nerd.  This video below says it all...check it out!


  1. Atomic Kommie ComicsMarch 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Aisha is no latecomer/wannabe to fandom/nerddom.

    The lady has considerable cred as a performer (live action & animated voice-overs) in genre movies/TV/games as seen here...

    Did you catch her on Talking Dead last week?
    She knows more about Walking Dead than a number of guys I know who claim to be "serious" fans!

  2. BlackFemaleCodersMarch 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    LOVE her. She's been in the Hollywood game for awhile now and it seems only recently she has been getting the credit she is due.


  3. tu es très ravissante Agent Johns....

  4. I like everything about her except for her stand-up.

  5. She's also a '92 Dartmouth alum!

  6. I love how she voices Lana Kane on Archer!