The "Insecure" star mines her Nigerian-American upbringing for her first HBO comedy special.
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Tambay Obenson. Many know Orji best for playing Molly in that show, but her roots are actually in stand-up, a craft she spent years honing prior to an acting career. Filmed before a live audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D. The performance is occasionally interrupted by funny and moving video clips of Orji visiting her family and friends in Lagos, Nigeria. In her early 20s, she decided to give stand-up comedy a try, but not without first graduating from George Washington University with multiple degrees. But success has a way of changing sentiment. The moments Orji spends in Lagos with her parents and friends are particularly lovely and touching, although the special is about more than family and friends. Orji also incorporates woman-on-the-street segments with perfect strangers on a variety of subjects, most often played for laughs. She also engages with fellow Nigerian artists of various stripes in reflective dialogue on big questions like what it means to be African. The ultimate objective is to normalize African realities.
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