If you don’t know Tiffany Haddish from The Carmichael Show and Keanu, you will certainly know her by the end of next month for her role in the uproariously funny comedy Girls Trip. In the Malcolm D. Lee-directed film, which also stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Jada Pinkett Smith, Haddish plays Dina, the no-nonsense party girl who always has her best friends’ backs. And Girls Trip isn’t the only amazing project the 37-year old actress and comedian has on her plate this summer. She will also star in her first stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood.
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. Apparently, she even introduced Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to everyone’s favorite money saving app, Groupon.
After Girls Trip, Haddish will star in the TBS comedy series The Last OG opposite Tracy Morgan, which is executive produced by Morgan and Get Out director, Jordan Peele. The storyline follows Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who has been released from prison after a 15-year term. When he returns home to Brooklyn, which has been gentrified in his absence, he finds out that former girlfriend Shay (Haddish) is now married to a White man and they are raising his twin sons together. Cedric the Entertainer will also star in the series.