But the decided highs include Nailed It!, season five of which started streaming March 26, and Wipeout—both, coincidentally, shows that more often than not features people giving a task their all and then failing spectacularly, but in an entertaining, often heartwarming way.
“It’s been a lot of fun just to see how confident people are,” she explained. “In order to go on television and be like, ‘Oh, I really want to prove to my kids that they’re wrong and my baking is great,’ and then they make the worst thing I’ve ever tasted. That takes a lot of confidence. Some would say delusion, but also I feel this delusion because I was like, ‘I’m an actor or a comic.’ That’s delusional, to be like, ‘People are going to want what I’m serving.’
“So I guess,” Byer concluded, “I feel like I have a lot in common with these people, because I failed so much in my career before anything hit. So I guess it’s a kinship.”
Whatever her own secret recipe is, it’s for damn sure now that people do want what Byer’s serving, and they’re hungry for more. In between helpings, get to know her a little bit better—in her own words—as she takes part in E! News’ 10 Things: