Tiffany Haddish Gets a Netflix Stand-Up Special

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Tiffany Haddish, who rocketed to A-list fame with her performance in last year’s hit comedy “Girls Trip,” is about to add another line to her résumé: an hourlong stand-up special on Netflix. Ms. Haddish, who began her career in Los Angeles’s club scene, will join Netflix’s already formidable stable of comedians bringing their material to the streaming service.

“Tiffany Haddish is a force,” Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary and comedy for Netflix, said in a news release. “Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she’s an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud that she will showcase her formidable talent on Netflix.”

The schedule for Ms. Haddish appears to be packed in the near future. She’s slated to appear in several films in the next few months, including “Night School,” alongside Kevin Hart, in September and “Nobody’s Fool,” a Tyler Perry film also featuring Whoopi Goldberg, in November. The comedy special, which will be taped and released next year, isn’t Ms. Haddish’s first brush with Netflix. In February, the service announced that Ms. Haddish would be an executive producer and a lead voice in the animated show “Tuca & Bertie,” co-starring another comedian, Ali Wong.

The announcement comes just days after Netflix canceled series fronted by Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale, leading some observers to wonder about whether shows in the late-night comedy mold would be viable on streaming platforms. However, Netflix appears to be continuing its investment in stand-up comedy. Last month, it announced a series that would spotlight sets from 47 comedians from all over the world in seven different languages — with all the episodes dropping next year at once.

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