Sunday, August 9, 2009
Aisha Tyler Comedy: No A** At All
She filmed this in February for her performance at the Fillmore San Francisco that aired on Comedy Central. It was a response to songs like Baby Got Back but one segment reminded me of some nonsense many of us are familiar with. The accusation that our speech pattern is "talking white". I've always liked Tyler because she's educated, beautiful and funny without doing anything that degrades other black women.
Also she didn't wait to be appreciated and married interracially - something many of us can learn from. I don't think I'm making an assumption regarding that as she has mentioned in previous interviews how she was harassed on the street by black men who saw her out with her husband when they lived in Oakland. It precipitated a move to Los Angeles. I'm looking forward to her having a late night show of her own (hint, hint Hollywood)!!! I think it's time for a letter writing campaign.
h/t Fem.men.ist blog