Before she became our favorite bestie on Insecure, actress and comedian Yvonne Orji, had a choice to make: medical school or entertainment. Thank goodness for our sake, she chose the latter. Now we get to watch her very first comedy special on HBO. Yvonne Orji: Momma I Made It, premieres Saturday, June 6 at 10PM on HBO. In the hour-long special written, performed, and executive produced by Yvonne, the actress/comedian celebrates her Nigerian-American upbringing. Interspersed with vibrant, personal footage shot in Nigeria, Yvonne’s native home, during a milestone trip earlier this year, Momma I Made It takes an intimate, hilarious look at what being Nigerian-American means to Yvonne – from her international haggling addiction and having her phone tapped by her parents as a kid, to the fine line between cursing people out and putting curses on them.
Yvonne shared the good news on her Instagram page:
The special was filmed before a live audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. We can't wait! Watch the trailer below: