Did you ever catch Tyler on Talk Soup? If you did, you probably wanted to be her when you grew up: smart and clever and sassy and wickedly funny. After Talk Soup, Tyler popped up on Friends, CSI, 24 and some other shows lots of people watch. In most cases, the smart-and-sassy thing worked for her; it wasn't quite enough on 24, though, as she was killed by the sorta-evil guy who hired her. That kind of failure's likely not something she's going to bring up onstage at the Improv. Ahem. Did we mention she's, like, an amazon? And she brews her own beer! Who wouldn't want to be her?
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Patrice Marsters started at OC Weekly as an intern, just before the first issue was published. She is now the associate editor of the paper, serves on the board of the Orange County Press Club, and mentors aspiring writers and editors at Newport Harbor High School. In her spare time, Ms. Marsters co-leads a multi-level Girl Scout troop, creates baked goods, and rants at inanimate objects (including her computer) about her grammatical and writing pet peeves.