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Aisha Tyler On “Man-Parenting”
June 6, 2011
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Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler talks about what it was like to be raised by her dad...

Interview Highlights:

On seeing her parents in the crowd while doing stand-up:

"I couldn't see my mother; I could see her glasses - just the evil reflection of her glasses... And I literally could not finish my act."

On being raised by her father:

"A lot of who I am today came from being a daddy's girl... Daddy day care is like, take your daughter to the arcade, give her 20 dollars in quarters and saying, 'Don't talk to strangers, daddy's got a date!'"

On her dad's favourite saying:

"My dad, every day, he would go, 'Whose day is it?', and I'd have to go, 'It's my day!', and then he'd go, 'Alright now, go out there, and grab life by the balls... and keep your grades and your drawers up!'"

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