Netflix announces Tiffany Haddish stand-up special

The hour-long special will air in 2019.

After Tiffany Haddish’s breakout role in “Girls Trip,” the Los Angeles-bred comedian and actress has booked a trove of gigs on upcoming 2018 films, including “Night School,” “The Oath” and “Nobody’s Fool.”

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Now the 38-year-old is bringing the humor to Netflix for an hour-long stand-up comedy special.

According to the streaming site, Haddish will tape the comedy segment in early 2019 for a global premiere later in the year.

“Tiffany Haddish is a force,” Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary and comedy at Netflix, said in a news release. “Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she’s an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud that she will showcase her formidable talent on Netflix.”

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Haddish will also voice the character Tuca in the upcoming Netflix adult animated series “Tuca & Bertie.”

Fans have lauded the comedian, actress and author for her openness and humility. Her “Night School” co-star Kevin Hart revealed he stopped Haddish from paying him back $300 he let her borrow when she was homeless in Hollywood.

Haddish has also been open about darker parts of her past, recently making headlines for speaking out about a sexual assault she experienced as a teenager.

In a cover story for Glamour’s September 2018 issue, Haddish said a police cadet raped her when she was 17 years old.

“That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time, and I ended up going to counseling,” she said in the interview.

Read more about the Glamour interview.

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