Aisha Tyler broke down today telling fellow The Talk panelists and their studio audience that she’s leaving the CBS show at the end of the season.

Stating the obvious, she noted “I also have three other series,” including Criminal Minds, where she’s been upped from guest to regular; Whose Line Is It Anyway, which she hosts; and the animated Archer, on which she voices a character.

“People always go, ‘How to you do all that?’, and I don’t always have an answer,” she said, adding quickly that participating on The Talk “is such a joy that it never feels like work to me.”

But, she said, when she got a chance “to do do something I’ve always dreamed of doing” — directing her first feature film — “I knew that was what I wanted to do the rest of my life, what I wanted to put my energy into. And I started to think about it and could not see how that would work.”

The Talk shoots 11 months out of the year.

Bye, bye The Talk.

“At the end of this season, I’m going to be leaving the show,” she sobbed.