Tiffany Haddish’s relationship with Netflix has certainly been a fruitful one, and it seems to be just getting started. The comedian, who broke out with her performance in the 2017 film Girls Trip, is slated to star alongside fellow comedian Ali Wong in the animated comedy Tuca & Bertie. Now, the comedian is using her platform to bring emerging comics to the forefront.
Haddish will executive produce Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, a series of half-hour stand up specials highlighting her six favorite comics. The comedians featured in the series are Chaunté Wayans, April Macie, Tracey Ashley, Aida Rodriguez, Flame Monroe and Marlo Williams.
“I am introducing six of my favorite comedians – in my eyes, they are super stars [sic]. The epitome of They Ready,” Haddish said in a statement. Netflix says Haddish personally chose all six comedians. She shares a history with each after working together on the stand-up scene or in television. In an industry that too often excludes women, people of color and LGBTQ performers, this diverse group of comedians, both in style and background, are ready for their time in the spotlight.
Fellow comic Wanda Sykes will also serve as an executive producer on the series. No release date has been announced for the series; however, Tuca & Bertie is set to premiere on May 3.