Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film. She starred in Universal’s Girls Trip, opposite Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall, and on NBC’s The Carmichael Show as the outspoken, no-nonsense Nakeisha. Her first stand-up special She Ready: From The Hood to Hollywood came out last August on Showtime. This year, she’ll star in the new TBS show The Last O.G. alongside Tracy Morgan.
Haddish’s journey in life has inspired her comedy and sense of humor on and off stage. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. One of her special passions is performing in the comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence. Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor, with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy and Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and she hopes to someday have money like Oprah.