When looking to cast the intelligent and sexy superspy Lana Kane on the brilliant FX comedy Archer, Aisha Tyler seems like such an obvious choice.
She graduated from Darthmouth College and was on the fast track to becoming a lawyer when she decided to pursue a career in comedy, which means she is both smart and funny. And as a self-described “guy’s girl” with an interest in video games, beer and sci-fi, she seems like the perfect person to deliver the witty and obscure lines of dialogue written by show creator Adam Reed.
In 2012, we caught up with Tyler to discuss her roots in stand up, her enduring role on Friends and life as a superspy on one of the funniest shows on television. If you missed it then, enjoy it now: