Another stand-up announcement coming your way! Earlier today, HBO released the trailer for the first hour long stand-up special from Yvonne Orji (Insecure), titled Momma, I Made It!
According to the official synopsis, the special “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.”
In the trailer for the special, we see footage of Orji onstage intercut with her going back home, talking about her upbringing, and of course talking to her parents.
This seems to be the latest HBO special that blends your convention stand-up special with documentary-like inserts scattered throughout. This approach was actually pretty effective with Gary Gulman and Whitmer Thomas, so it definitely has been proven to work. It gives you that bonus insight into the comic’s life that only enhances the jokes, not detracts from them. It feels all the more intimate as a result.
Yvonne Orji’s Momma, I Made It! debuts on HBO on June 6th.