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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Apr 18, 2013

On today's show, we talk to actress and comedian Aisha Tyler. Starting stand-up in the early 1990s in San Francisco, Aisha's first break in TV came in 2001 when she began hosting Talk Soup. Since then, she's kept incredibly busy with roles on shows like Friends and Ghost Whisperer, and as Lana Kane on FX's Archer, as well as co-hosting CBS's The Talk and hosting her own hit podcast Girl on Guy. In addition to all of this, this year her second book Self-Inflicted Wounds will be released and later this summer, she'll take over as host of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

A few weeks ago, while Aisha was in town for an Archer live show, we stopped by her hotel room to discuss putting your time in and doing the work, childhood knowledge of genocide, what it's like to grow up with artistic-minded parents, and of course clone sex.

Check out our 100th episode live in May at UCB East on the 7th with some of the members of indie rock group Parquet Courts and more! In the meantime subscribe on iTunes and leave a review. And why not follow Andy and Mark on Twitter and laff it up!®