“I think we still think of ourselves, even though that was our sixth season, as underdogs so I think we were kind of getting ready to be gracious,” says Aisha Tyler (“The Talk”) in our recent webchat about being prepared to lose the 2016 Daytime Emmy for Best Entertainment Talk Show — but then winning. “We did plan to go out and nurse our disappointment with drinks and dinner, and then it turned out to be a celebratory dinner.” Watch our complete interview with Tyler above.
“The Talk” won Best Talk Show for the first time on its fifth nomination, upsetting perennial Emmy favorite “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” so now the show is looking to defend its title. On top of that, the Daytime Emmy nominations are going to be announced live on “The Talk” on March 22, so is there more pressure going into the announcement as the defending champions? Not for Tyler. “We’re just here putting our pants on one leg at a time I’m trying to do good TV,” says Tyler. “I’m mainly excited to go out and have some champagne with the lovely ladies of ‘The Talk,’ and the rest of it is gravy.”
In addition to making good TV in daytime, Tyler is also busy in primetime, juggling a series regular gig on “Criminal Minds,” hosting duties on the sketch show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and voicing Lana in the animated spy comedy “Archer.” So how does she balance four jobs? “I just go and race from one job to the next job and try to eat in the car, and then nap when I have some time or when I collapse and have to be put to bed,” she explains. “I’m really lucky. I know that it’s unusual to have this many jobs, and I feel very fortunate … I work 7 days a week almost all the time and I am exhausted, but as the very happy billboard phrase goes, I’ll sleep when I’m dead. You’ve got one life so you’ve got to live it.”
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