New Netflix Animated Series TUCA AND BERTIE To Star Tiffany Haddish
Netflix has announced a new animated series is a comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird, called TUCA AND BERTIE. The show will star Tiffany Haddish as the voice of one of the leads.
The new series produced by Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company. Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created the series, which consists of 10-episodes for its first season. Hanawalt is an executive producer alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby) and Haddish. Animation is being done at Shadowmachine
Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Haddish was most recently seen starring in Universal's Girls Trip alongside Jada PinkettA. Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall. Girls Trip had the highest opening for an R rated comedy in the past two years and VanityFair.com called Haddish "the funniest woman alive." In August she debuted her comedy special for Showtime titled Tiffany Haddish: SHE READY! From the Hood to Hollywood and she will next be seen starring alongside Tracy Morgan in the new TBS show, The Last O.G. Additionally, she is currently in production alongside Kevin Hart for Universal's Night School and will be releasing her first book The Last Black Unicorn in Dec which will be a collection of autobiographical essays about Haddish's journey through life, comedy and inspiring others.
Previously, she was a series regular on NBC's THE CARMICHAEL SHOW and was seen co-starring alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in the film, Keanu. Her other film credits include diverse projects such as 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. Her television credits include a recurring role on the Tyler Perry's OWN soap opera series, If Loving You Is Wrong, Kevin Hart's BET show REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and FOX's New Girl.
Haddish currently tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life & love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing "She Ready" & "The Last Black Unicorn." In the past, Haddish's comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour and she has made appearances on the Tonight Show, CHELSEA LATELY and The Arsenio Hall Show. She was an early stand out since first appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.
Haddish's journey in life has inspired her comedy and sense of humor on and off stage. 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. One of Tiffany's 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.