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Tiffany Haddish, Comedy’s Newest Superstar, is Ready! Are You?

  • Posted on September 13, 2017

Tiffany Haddish is having THE comedy moment for 2017. She was a castmember on the beloved and controversial Carmichael Show. She was a standout in Girl Trip, the year’s highest grossing comedy movie. And now with her debut comedy special She Ready! From The Hood to Hollywood!, Tiffany has emerged as undeniable star. Her year is another case of overnight success that takes decades in the making. Comedy is funny that way. There are “newcomers” with years of experience under their belt, Just For Laugh New Face selections whose faces are anything but “new”. LA native Tiffany Haddish was one the region’s best kept secrets, hilarious and bold, slowly rising through clubs like the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory. She Ready shows a talented and outlandish artist on the verge of mainstream, who embraces obstacles, who is still buying knockoff purses, who still gets star struck and who fondly remembers sleeping in her car parked in ritzy neighborhoods. Tiffany’s debut is rare; we’re introduced to years of struggle, humility, sincerity and wondrous results. The only recent first specials/albums with similar quality and impact are Aziz Ansari’s Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening, Dane Cook’s Harmful if Swallowed and Ali Wong’s Baby Cobra. She Ready is that good, easily one of the year’s best.

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Finding The Beauty in Everything

Tiffany calls herself a unicorn. She embodies a magical realness, turning negative experiences—foster care, homelessness, heartbreak, and depression—into hilarious stories. The special is anchored in duality: subversion and positivity. These two qualities dance within her storytelling. Tiffany is fearless, candid and crass. She’s unapologetically Black and completely unfiltered. Contrastly, Tiffany is also enthusiastic, authentic, uplifting, gracious, and heartfelt. She is the class clown one moment and a motivational speaker the next. There are jokes too raw to repeat in polite conversation complimented by emotional life lessons. The album, much like her 2017 movie and television roles, is brilliantly, brutally, beautifully honest. It’s an absolute triumph. Listen to She Ready! From The Hood to Hollywood! now on Laughly!

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