When Tiffany Haddish walks into a room you know she is someone not to be reckoned with. In a mere few minutes you will be laughing so hard you will be crying, and then you might even cry when you hear how she got to this phenomenal point in her journey both on and off stage.
It is a testament that the one person she credits her success to is her social worker which in itself says it all. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. When she returned and was placed with a white family in the valley, she thought her new classmates, who were also Caucasian, were celebrities from television. She even asked them for their autograph. Growing up in South Central, the only race of people she saw on television were white.
Tiffany plays the outspoken, no-nonsense “Nakeisha” on NBC’s The Carmichael Show, alongside the show’s creator and star, Jerrod Carmichael which returns for a new season in 2017.
Last year, Tiffany was seen co-starring alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in the film, Keanu. And on July 21st of this year, Tiffany will be seen co-starring in the film Girl Trip opposite Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. This will be followed by Tiffany’s own one-hour stand-special premiering on Showtime.
Today, Tiffany tours all over the world bringing her edge,
unusual take on life and love and tons of laughter, introducing
herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn.”
Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty
Sexy Funny comedy tour. She has made appearances on the
Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and the Arsenio Hall Show. Haddish
was an early stand out since first appearing on HBO's Def Comedy
Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy
Central's Reality Bites.
Not only is Tiffany a comedian, she has proven to be an
unparalleled actress appearing in such diverse projects as the film
comedy Meet the Spartans and the Lifetime drama Racing for Time,
where she played a lead role opposite Charles S. Dutton and
opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish debuted as
Denise, a drug abusing woman dealing with social issues on
Lifetime’s Racing for Time. Her other television credits included a
recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s OWN soap opera series, “If
Loving You Is Wrong,” Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of
Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl.
One of Tiffany's special passions is performing in a comedy
show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner
city high school students that promotes nonviolence.
Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim
Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille
Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and
hopes to someday have money like Oprah.