Posted March 28th 2019
AIDA RODRIGUEZ, APRIL MACIE, TRACY ASHLEY, FLAME MONROE, CHAUNTE WAYANS AND MARLO WILLIAMS
Tiffany Haddish’s catchphrase, “She ready” is so prevalent with her brand, it has essentially taken a life of its own.
Now, she is cooking up a new Netflix series. Naturally, the name of the series is Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. The new series will feature six comedians and will be executive produced by Haddish via She Ready Productions, along with Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz, via Push It Productions.
Comedians include Chaunté Wayans (50 Shades of Black), April Macie (Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy), Tracey Ashley (The Last O.G.), Aida Rodriguez (Last Comic Standing), Flame Monroe (Def Comedy Jam) and Marlo Williams (Comicview).
Haddish shares a history with each of them after working together on the stand-up scene or in television. She believes that the industry often excludes women, people of color, and LGBTQ performers and as such wants to put this diverse group of comedians in the spotlight.
“I am introducing six of my favorite comedians—in my eyes, they are superstars. The epitome of ‘They Ready’,” said Haddish.
This is a dope opportunity for comedians often overlooked in the mainstream sectors of the industry. I am hoping the money matches the representation because we still have our eyes peeled after that Mo’Nique fiasco.
It would appear that there was more to the Mo’Nique-vs.-Netflix story than we were all aware of,…
Haddish already has an existing relationship with Netflix and is set to premiere an hourlong comedy special hosted on the popular streaming network later this year. Additionally, she will be co-starring with Ali Wong in the animated series, Tuca & Bertie premiering on May 3.
Here’s to more funny black girls getting to showcase their funny.