SXSW: ‘The Last O.G.’ star Tiffany Haddish loves Lucy (and Jackée)


Where does a funny lady like Tiffany Haddish look to for inspiration? The great women of TV history, Haddish said on the red carpet for her new TBS series, “The Last O.G.,” at South by Southwest on Monday.

Haddish, who co-stars with Tracy Morgan in the series directed by The Lonely Island member Jorma Taccone and produced by “Get Out” auteur Jordan Peele, has had a meteoric rise. She stole the show in 2017 comedy film “Girl’s Trip” and recently made a splash with comedian Maya Rudolph, when the pair co-presented an award at the Oscars. When asked on the red carpet in front of the Paramount Theater what female comedians on TV she looked up to, she listed everyone from Lucille Ball to Carol Burnett to Jackée Harry to Bea Arthur. Watch the full interview above, because Haddish has had a lot of inspiration. (She also asked this reporter about his recent wisdom teeth extraction, which was very kind of her.)

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Taccone also stopped by the red carpet to talk about how to find a balanced tone when you’re making a TV comedy about gentrification.

And since Taccone knows a thing or two about music, we asked him about what role tunes play in “The Last O.G.” We learned a lot about Morgan’s listening habits.

Earlier that day on the red carpet, the cast of NBC’s “This Is Us” talked about family dynamics before a screening of the drama’s season finale.

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