Comedian and actress, Yvonne Orji, has gotten the nod for her first comedy tape, set for release on HBO.
Orji has been instrumental in the success of the series, Insecure, co-created by Issa Rae. The web series is among the numerous other projects that have shot her into the limelight, hence, creating her own comedy special has been long overdue.
The deal was confirmed by Nina Rosenstein of HBO Programming, and shoot is scheduled for the February 29th, 2019 with a live audience at Howard University in Washington. It will also feature a few projects shot in Nigeria, which is her country of origin. Furthermore, the comedy special will be written by Yvonne Orji, executive produced by Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman, and directed by Chris Robinson.
Orji’s catalogue has projects like Night School, a podcast titled Jesus & Jollof together with Luvvie Ajayi. She is also the author of Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me into Life of My Dreams, which is yet to be released.
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