Review: Tiffany Haddish, “Black Mitzvah” on Netflix

Tiffany Haddish celebrated her 40th birthday in 2019 with a “Black Mitvah” comedy special on Netflix.

And she’s more than willing to dish about past gigs gone horribly wrong.

As I wrote last year:

Even though Haddish began her comedy career as a teenager attending the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp on Sunset Boulevard, she’s always been more star-in-the-making than stand-up grinder. It may have taken 20 years for Hollywood to catch on, but catch on they did, showcasing her star qualities on TV and in movies. Stars are human, like us. But they’re also, for better or worse, different. As Haddish’s own closing act-out demonstrates, we’re willing to throw our money at stars, even if they’re not earning it like everyone else anymore. It’s a joke in the moment, but it’s also a metaphor.

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Sean L. McCarthy

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