Tiffany Haddish credits her social worker for her success as a comedian/actress. 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 stand up comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. Haddish has been making people laugh ever since appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? for TV One, and also on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites.
Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be a versatile 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. Currently, she is appearing opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish’s comedy has taken her all over the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Comedy Tour in Japan for United States troops. She has performed all over Southern California at various comedy clubs and local venues. She also performs in a comedy show called 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.