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One To Watch: Tiffany Haddish Scores A Standup Special On Showtime

The "Girls Trip" actress-comedian will talk about her childhood, exes and rise to comedy stardom.


Tiffany Haddish is having an amazing 2017.

The ESSENCE July cover star is gearing up for the release of Girls Trip, is killing it on The Carmichael Show and is set to star alongside Tracy Morgan in TBS’ The Last OG. But on top of all that, she’s getting her own standup special with Showtime.

As reported by EBONY, She Ready!, which was filmed in Haddish’s native Los Angeles at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, will air Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. ET. During the performance, the comedian discusses everything from her early life in the foster care system to getting revenge on ex-boyfriends.

In her interview with The Breakfast Club, the 37-year-old talked about her tumultuous childhood and her ex-husband who she married after he found her father. 


“I felt like if I found my dad, maybe Ill be more complete. I’ll find out how I think and who I am more,” Haddish said about asking her ex to find her biological father. “Six years go by, I guess he had been looking for me but couldn’t find me. And then he saw me on Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?. He hit me up —he was a private investigator by this time.”

“He called me. And I said, ‘If you could find me, maybe you could find my daddy.’ And he said, ‘I’ll  find your daddy for you, but it’s gonna cost you.’ And he was like, ‘I want you to marry me, that’s what I want.’ And so he found him in three weeks… And I’m a woman of my word.”

Tiffany Haddish and the entire cast of Girls Trip will be at Essence Fest 2017. 


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