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Aisha Tyler Returns

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Nerdist Podcast: Aisha Tyler Returns

The wonderful and hilarious Aisha Tyler returns to the show to talk and play video games with Chris and admit just how big a nerd she was as a kid!

Listen to Aisha’s podcast Girl on Guy!

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  • Omg, I really want more Chloe-intro’s. XD the ones she’s been on were awesome. BUT please don’t start forcing her to do it. It has to be somehow natural.

    XD laughed out loud for any innuendo jokes while I was walking in the streets. Prolly one of the most awesome human beings for me. Aisha Tyle is too awesome for wor-afdgsfdfadffafadf *drool*.

  • A wild Chloe appears! I giggled with delight to hear the two of you goofing around in the intro. It’s so great to be in a relationship that has silly playtime! It’s so great to also know you have that in your life!

  • OK, first i thought it was a very short delight – we are definitely spoilt, I know BUT I had to check the playback speed of the podcast more than once! Aisha is an amazingly fast talker, so if one streches it out to normal earthling speed, it might be some 90 minutes …

  • @M3rk Nate, just fyi it was John Barrowman who corrected Chris’s mispronunciation of semi. Man that was a great live episode. Thought you would want to know.

  • Aisha this is the first interview I’ve heard with you. Mind blown. The Lord of the Flies reference cinched the deal. Who slips in a reference like that? A really well read girl with a quick mind and a fast talker. How did you avoid being a Goth after having a passion for pathology books?

    I will be looking for more of your interviews.

    ps. next time we need the story of how you ended up swallowing your d-10.

    thanks!

  • Love, love, love the Gigantress that is Aisha. Big fan of her Girl on Guy podcast and saw her live back in the spring. She’s taller than me IN FLATS.

    Gave up on console gaming after the Sega Saturn. Tried Playstation/Xbox but can’t work the goddamn controllers. I was like Tommy with an Intellivision controller! Except Tommy played pinball, and I’m not blind (not for lack of trying).

    But in my heart of hearts, I’m still an upright arcade guy — Defender, Tempest, Spy Hunter, Donkey Kong, DK Jr., Asteroids, Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator, Xenophobia, Ikari Warriors, Marble Madness, Star Wars Arcade (the vector one), and my personal favorite that’s currently in my basement: http://goo.gl/iK1Bj

    Yea, I know, you can play it on the Xbox Live Arcade. Bully for you.

  • I loved this podcast. Aisha is a delight and so wonderful on everything she does. This was a real walk down memory lane. I forgot how much I loved and played video games. So I killed Diablo today. Yeah, I play mages because death ain’t no big deal! I am such a MAGE TANK! Oh and that was on Nightmare…on to hell.

    Life is about balance and sometimes you just have to have some fun by kicking the asses of some virtual creatures. Thanks for the reminder!!

    (Hotel Hell is on!!)

    -Diane.

  • I dont want to be THAT guy….but……. :D jk

    I am at minute 33 so far on the podcast and am loving it. I have always known Aisha to be a LEGIT gamer in every sense. I watched the Ubisoft event live and i dont think just because a lot of people come out against a performance doesnt automatically make it “Well the internet is just a hateful place, fully of unpleasing jerks who hate everything”. I legitimately think Aisha did FANTASTIC, she made me laugh and did everything right, however that guy that cohosted was horrible. It was incredibly awkward for me to watch, and just everything about it was bad. He wasn’t HORRIBLE like Mr. Caffeine but it was bad. (And unlike Caffeine i am guessing it wasnt this guys fault, the “bit” that im sure he didnt write, was bad from the get-go).

    Im guessing if Matt or Jonah (i forget which it was) they would correct you again about “Its not Semi like the truck, its Semi like Semmy”. lol.

    As for the Chloe debate that seems to be active on this post, my opinion that no one asked for: Shes awesome. I think you have her on things cause you think that too, probably why your dating her as well lol. Shes legit nerdy, a goofball it seems, and someone you love and want to be around..so im sure thats why shes always around him (or him around her) hence he includes her because hes nerdy inclusive, not nerdy exclusive.
    Is it weird to think about shes a month older than me and your 18 years older than me and your dating? Ya..but a pretty cool type of weird, weird like the 10th Doctor marrying his daughter who is the Actor who played the Fifth’s doctor’s real daughter. :D I enjoy the thought that you connected (i assume) on your equal love and passion of the same nerdy things. Doctor Who, gaming, cosplay, etc etc etc. Perfect nerd couple.
    And to all the haters wanting him to shut her out and keep her to a minimum, i’d rather him be as open as possible with his life and us respect that and enjoy feeling like a friend of his, than him shutdown and keep things private. I’d rather hear about Chloe every other podcast than hear about Janet once every 100 podcasts.

  • I would like to say, with all this complaining about the intros, what I have wanted for the longest time is for the Nerdist staff to be guests on the podcasts. Obviously we’ve had Katie make an appearance on one of the hostfuls, but an integrated conversation for the full hour would be fun as well. At the same time, I realise that people are busy and I am generally asking way too much of other people’s time. Hell, I have to remind myself not to get so impatient when I’ve already listened to the latest Nerdist podcast and have to wait a couple of days for the next one.
    In short, keep up the good work and do whatever interests you.

  • @Chris: My apologies. Should have looked at the picture and realized it was a poser. I just assumed it was you messing around and that I had a reason to throw in a Community reference. I, personally, love it when you include people in the intros.

  • Aisha Tyler is my homegirl. Also, @Chris, I know you’ve said before that you’ll keep making these until they get boring but I’m just wondering if theres any plan for others to take over this podcast in the future when you retire or whatever Nerdists such as yourself do.

  • Just as a follow up to what Chris was saying about London/Britain.
    A few weeks ago one of our Olympic hopefuls 18y.o. diver Tom Daley has a poor competition after a tough year in which his dad died of cancer.
    Some knob troll twittered that “He had let his dad down.”
    The police tracked down and arrested a 17y.o. in Weymouth on malicious communications.

    FullStory -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19059127

    I’m guessing people fall into two camps with stories like this (freedom of speech / anonymous abuse etc.)

  • I think it would be extremely hilarious if Chris did an intro with some huge celebrity, and they only had one line, and just went on to the episode. But, that’s just me. I’m sure most of the web would find some reason to complain.

  • HEY CHRIS GREAT JOB ON CREATING A GOD DAMN GEM OF PODCAST THAT WE ALL LISTEN TO FOR FREE EVERY WEEK. AND BTW WHO LISTENS TO A GUY WHO TYPES IN ALL CAPS ANYWAYS !?!?!1?! (obligatory non-proof reading) ALSO THAT DUDE IS JUST JEALOUS HE DOESN’T HAVE PODCAST TO RECORD INTROS FOR WITH LADY PEOPLE WHOM MIGHT BE ADJACENT!

    The force in this comment thread needed counter balancing…

  • How do I get a personalized picture over there?
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    Chris I would be *stunned* if anyone thought Mr. Caps Lock Braggy Pants who posted above was you.

    Also, great ep, Please have Colt Cabana on soonish though? k?

  • Chris, dude, NO ONE thought that was actually you. You know that amazing force of will you use to not drink? Yeah, take that and apply it to your addiction to troll warfare.

  • Aisha Tyler is great. I’ve always associated her with being a gamer as long as I’ve known of her.

    Also, I giggled too much at the “Eat Mop Who?” joke as well as Booger Bane.

    Chris – You didn’t need to alter the username, we all know that you don’t type in all caps.

  • @Taylor: that was definitely not me. I have altered the post’s username accordingly. You’ll notice my posts have my face attached to them. But, if we’re questioning why I involve other people in the intros, it’s simply that when there are other people in the room when I’m doing them, I can’t help it. I have an uncontrollable compulsion to react to my immediate environment. That’s why Katie’s on some of them as well.

  • HEY GUYS LOOK AT ME I’M CHRIS HARDWICK AND I’M DATING CHLOE DYKSTRA. I’M GOING TO REMIND YOU OF THIS FACT BY TACTICALLY PLACING HER IN THE INTRO OF RANDOM PODCASTS FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN TO BRAG THAT I’M DATING CHLOE DYKSTRA. ALSO, WE WERE NAKED WHEN THE INTRO WAS RECORDED BECAUSE WE HAD JUST FINISHED HAVING SEX.

  • *insert comment about show falling an hour short*
    45 minutes?!? Wop wop. You’re a bunch of suck bags, etc.

    Seriously-
    Another great episode. Aisha seems very chill. I’ve listned to her girl on guy podcast. Loved one of her first episodes with H. Jon Benjamin.