Tiffany Haddish Gets First Netflix Standup Special

“Girls Trip” breakout star’s comedy event will tape in early 2019

Last Updated: August 22, 2018 @ 2:37 PM

Tiffany Haddish is bringing the funny to Netflix, with an original hour-long stand-up comedy special, the streamer announced Tuesday.

“Tiffany Haddish is a force,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentary and Comedy Tuesday. “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.”

The “Girls Trip” breakout star’s comedy event will tape in early 2019 and premiere globally later in the year. Her last standup special, “She Ready,” aired on Showtime in 2017.

Haddish is currently starring opposite Tracy Morgan on TBS’ “The Last O.G.” and will soon be seen again on the silver screen in “Night School,” “The Oath,” and “Nobody’s Fool.”

The yet-to-be-titled standup special marks Haddish’s second project with Netflix, as she’ll voice Tuca in the upcoming adult animated series “Tuca & Bertie.” The comedy, which has received a 10-episode order at the streaming service, is a cartoon about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie (Ally Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.