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.”
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.”
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.
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