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Aisha Tyler Book Signing

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 No comments

I think it was about a week ago that I learned Aisha Tyler would be in town for a book signing at Powell’s. Usually I know about these things way ahead of time, but this one slipped by me. There have been other signings that I planned to go to and changed my mind because something came up or I was too tired, but I knew I had to make it to this one.

I first became aware of Aisha Tyler when she was on 24, which was one of my favorite shows at that time. No, I didn’t watch Friends, so I don’t know her from that show. Sometime after that I saw her on TechTV on some show they did about celebrities who play video games. Or maybe I saw her on TechTV first and then remembered her when I saw her on 24. Whatever the case, I loved her geekiness. Since then I’ve learned just how big of a geek she is. Also, in addition to TV and movies, she’s also does stand-up. I haven’t watched everything she’s been, but I’ve sort of kept up with what she’s done. I listened to her podcast for a while and I recently t started watching Archer.
Aisha Tyler

She started out by reading a passage from her book. I have it, but I haven’t had a chance to read it. Afterwards she took a bunch of questions. She was very funny and sweet. She seems like a genuinely nice person. Then it was time for autographs. This was a much smaller crowd than the Neil Gaiman signing, so it went by quickly and was stress free. She took time to talk to everyone and even posed for pictures if you asked. I told her how much I loved her on 24 and thanked her for coming to Portland.
Aisha Tyler and me

I had a great time! I’ve re-subscribed to her podcast. I also set my DVR to record the reboot of Who’s Line Is It Anyway. She took over for Drew Carey. I loved that show back in the day. I need to find some of her stand-up on YouTube. I plan on starting her book soon.