When Tiffany Haddish walks into a room you know she is someone not to be reckoned with. In a mere few minutes you will be laughing so hard you will be crying, and then you might even cry when you hear how she got to this phenomenal point in her journey both on and off stage.
It is a testament that the one person she credits her success to is her social worker which in itself says it all. 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 standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. When she returned and was placed with a white family in the valley, she thought her new classmates, who were also Caucasian, were celebrities from television. She even asked them for their autograph. Growing up in South Central, the only race of people she saw on television were white.
Next year, Haddish returns to her co-starring role on the NBC comedy The Carmichael Show, alongside the show’s creator and star, Jerrod Carmichael. Tiffany “Nakeisha,” the outspoken, no-nonsense character. The Carmichael Show premiered earlier this year to rave reviews and was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks over the past eight years, capturing 4.7 million viewers. In addition, she will star alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Nia Long in the feature film, Keanu, set for a April 22nd 2016 release. Tiffany also has a recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s soap opera, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” an OWN series.
Today, Tiffany tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life and love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn”. Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour. She has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Latelyand theArsenio Hall Show. Haddish was an early stand out since appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.
Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be an unparalleled 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 and opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish debuted as Denise, a drug abusing woman dealing with social issues on Lifetime’s Racing for Time. Her television credits include Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl.
Tiffany's comedy has given her a platform to travel the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Comedy Tour in Japan for United States troops. She is always touring various comedy clubs and colleges across the country. One of her special passions is performing in a comedy show 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.
Winner of 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & One of the NYC Kings of Comedy Superstar Rip Micheals is named one of comedy's most influential people on stage! Born and raised in Chicago, Il Rip Micheals uses his take no prisoners style to keep audiences entertained and in tears with laughter as he touches on universal issues such as relationships, world issues and therapeutic value of good life. Rip's keen sense of humor has allowed him to appear on such tv shows as Centric According to Him & Her, Starz Stannd Dup, BET's Comic View, Jamie Fox's Laffapoolza, Showtime @ The Apollo, HBO's PDiddy Bad Boys of Comedy, MTV's Wannabees and Comedy Central. Judge Joe Brown, Peoples Court, Law & Order Criminal Intent, USA Royal Pains
Comedy seemed to be a natural fit for Hadiyah very early on. She was a Finalist in the NBC Stand Up For Diversity showcase, a Semi Finalist in the Ladies of Laughter competition and a featured comedian in the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Her television performances include BET’s One Mic Stand, The Mo’Nique Show,AXS’ TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and also appeared as a commentator on MTV’s Yo Momma, BET’s Do’s and Don’ts of the Hip Hop Awards, The Maury Povich Show as well as a contestant on TV One’s Get the Hookup. She will also be a featured cast member on Centric’s upcoming series “According to Him + Her.” Hadiyah has also appeared in the pages of O Magazine, TimeOut NY, Stagetime Magazine and MTV’s GuyCode Blog.
Hadiyah performs regularly in NYC’s Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, The New York Comedy Club and clubs across the country and she’s worked with such noted comedians as Sherri Shephard, Donnell Rawlings, Sheryl Underwood, Hannibal Burress and many more. She’s even taken her act across the pond to Amsterdam’s RAI Theater as a Queen of Comedy and performed the troops in Germany and South Korea.
Before making the leap into comedy, Hadiyah worked at MTV on the television series High School Stories, Uncensored, True Life, and P.Diddy’s Making the Band. Today she continues to create passion projects for television, film and the web. You can see the first 2 episodes of her web series The Grind online now.
All the way from the Dirty South, this Floridian actress has always had knack for making people laugh. At just the age of 4, she was constantly entertaining her family with poems. Seeing her natural talent her mother enrolled her in the Drama and Dance program at The African Cultural Arts Center. Immediately Nika fell in love with the stage!
Her passion for theatre lead to her receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance and a minor in African Studies. Soon after graduation, she set her sights on Los Angeles. Once in LA, she began booking roles on popular shows such as CSI Miami, Hannah Montana, All of Us and Wild ‘N Out. Check her out in November on the Comedy Shaq youtube channel starring in The Real Preacher's Wives.
Even though she loves tv and film, her natural comedic timing led her to venture into stand up comedy. She is now a regular at The Improv. If that's not enough, she sometimes moonlights as a model and overindulge on organic popcorn!
The Chattanooga, Tennessee native believes in making the most of the talent God has given him in abundance. Armed with good looks, paralyzing charm and comic genius he is definitely the triple threat the comedy, television and movie industries have been begging for!
Sorrells’ journey through the entertainment and stand-up scenes hasn’t been easy. His esteemed Texas Southern University education is matched only by challenging life lessons and his insatiable passion for comedy. Using the wisdom of his grandfather as a guide, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” as a blueprint and his membership in the elite Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity as a foundation of pride and distinction, Billy followed the path of most true artists. He channeled his experience, pain and wild personality into his unique style of comedy. On stage his stand-up is layered with clever humor, real talk, and sexy flavor.
Comedy’s Kasanova is revolutionizing the comedy industry and he’s taking millions of viewers along for the white knuckle ride! Sorrells’ “Sh!t Black Girls Say” parody is airing on YouTube to extraordinary demand and stirring considerable controversy. The buzz surrounding the satirical skit caught the attention of the Tonight Show’s Jay Leno, and flooded the pages of daily tabloids including the Huffington Post, New York Daily News and the Miami Herald. A subscription to Billy’s YouTube page opens fans up to a world of gut-bending comedy spoofs including the wildly popular “Man Code” series and the hilariously irreverent “Cat Fax” sketches. Sorrells is also a member of the groundbreaking “5 Degrees of Comedy” and “Back Pew Comedy” groups. Their multi-city tour blazed a trail of loyal followers at colleges and prestigious comedy clubs across the nation, including the famed LA Laff Factory and Houston’s Improv.
Don’t look for this talented comic to take a break anytime soon. He makes his big screen debut in two films: Because i LOVE You,
Billy Sorrells vowed to make the world his personal stage, and won’t stop until he becomes a household name. Stay tuned as he makes you fall in love, with comedy.
For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTER MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, feature films and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Lunelle have all come out to perform.
According to Him + Her: Live at the Improv is a one hour special edition of According to Him + Her featuring hilarious standup performances from the stars of Centric’s breakout hit show. Laugh with the cast members as they revisit some of the most controversial relationship topics from the first season. Filmed live from Hollywood’s famed Improv in front of a live audience, your favorite cast of characters are accompanied by a DJ who spins throughout the night. And the show concludes with a performance from one of your favorite R&B artists.