‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ Host Aisha Tyler’s Advice for Handling Haters

Aisha Tyler is a multi-talented star with experience in movies, TV shows, and stand-up comedy. She is probably best known as the star of the popular TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?

However, fans know Tyler from many projects, and she has displayed her versatility on many occasions. One of the most interesting facets of Tyler’s career is her work in video games. Tyler is an admitted nerd and a huge fan of gaming as a hobby — and she once revealed some solid advice on how to handle haters.

Aisha Tyler is a respected comedian

Aisha Tyler
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Aisha Tyler was born in San Francisco in 1970. Tyler’s father worked as a photographer while her mother worked as a teacher, and they worked hard to make sure that Tyler enjoyed a happy childhood. Sadly, Tyler’s parents separated when she was only ten years old, and after the separation, she was primarily raised by her father. Tyler discovered her love of comedy early on in life and began studying the arts while in high school.

Tyler’s classmates in high school included future stars like Sam Rockwell, and the two even worked together on improv projects. After graduating from college in 1992, Tyler began pursuing a career in stand-up comedy, performing in clubs all around the United States.

By the early 2000s, Tyler had made the transition into television and worked as the host for TV shows like Talk Soup and The Fifth Wheel. She also appeared in popular sitcoms like Friends, establishing a reputation as a talented actress as well as a host and comedian. 

Aisha Tyler’s love of gaming

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Far and away, Aisha Tyler is best known for her role as the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? She took over the role from original host Drew Carey in 2013 and has been a fan-favorite ever since. She has also appeared as a contributor on the TV show The Talk and worked as a regular contributing writer for magazines like Glamour

Tyler has also explored the world of video games. She is a gamer herself, and has admitted to being a “nerd.”

Tyler has parlayed her hobby into a lucrative facet of her career, and over the years, has lent her voice to several very popular video games, including Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and Watch Dogs. In addition, Tyler has appeared on many video-game related podcasts and hosted gamer conventions. 

What does Aisha Tyler say about haters?

Although Aisha Tyler is confident not only in her abilities as a comedian and actress but in her credentials as a gamer, there are always people who will have something negative to say.

The gaming community can be notoriously critical, and Tyler has opened up about how difficult it was to be accepted by fellow gamers, some of whom didn’t believe that such an attractive woman could actually be interested in the world of video games.

In a 2014 interview via Mashable, Tyler opened up about those people who still refuse to accept her gaming cred, and how she feels about the haters. “Haters abide, and they will never go away. Don’t let them get inside your head. Don’t let them dictate the temperature inside your head. There are always going to people who are supportive, and there will always be people who are antagonists.”

Tyler also stated that “I feel like those negative voices will eventually be drowned out. They can’t be silenced forever because there are always going to be assholes in the world.”

Clearly, Tyler has discovered the secret not just to success in the entertainment industry, but to dealing with negative people.