Tiffany Haddish to Produce Stand-Up Specials Series for Netflix
Tiffany Haddish is ready to share the spotlight with some of her favorite rising comedic stars: The actress is set to executive produce a string of stand-up specials for Netflix.
The series, titled "Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready," is a riff on the name of Haddish's own 2017 Showtime stand-up, "She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood." Each special will chronicle a different performer, with six total comedians set for their own showcase.
Here's a breakdown of the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
The comedians featured in the series are Chaunté Wayans, April Macie, Tracey Ashley, Aida Rodriguez, Flame Monroe and Marlo Williams. Haddish has a history with all six, having worked with them in comedy clubs or in TV, and 'They Ready' aims to bring more women, people of color and LGBTQ performers into the spotlight.
"I am introducing six of my favorite comedians," said Haddish. "In my eyes, they are superstars — the epitome of They Ready."
Haddish's new series is just the latest foray into comedy for Netflix, which has been catering to stand-up fans by bringing in both big names (like Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer) and featuring up-and-coming talent (on series such as "The Standups" and "The Comedy Lineup").
In addition to Haddish, fellow comedian Wanda Sykes and "Last Comic Standing" producer Paige Hurwitz will also executive produce "They Ready." Hurwitz's company, Push It Productions, is also set to produce specials starring Haddish and Sykes for Netflix.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]