The Insecure actor Yvonne Orji is releasing a new HBO comedy special called Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me. Orji wrote and performed it in downtown Los Angeles. Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me touches on friendship, dating, adulting, and why guys need better friends. The comedian offers her opinions on the pandemic and estate planning in the special. The HBO comedy special is comprised of stand-up bits and scripted vignettes. She’ll share her insights on being the child of Nigerian immigrants and how brutal dating is. Mama, I Made It! was her first comedy special back in 2020. Malakai directed the special, and Jerah Milligan directed the sketches. Michelle Caputo, Shannon Hartman, DC Wade, and Yvonne Orji are executive producers of the special. Kerry Coddett and Chinedu Unaka are co-executive producers. Of course, fans know Orji best from her role as Molly Carter for all six seasons of Insecure.
Yvonne Orji is Moving on Up
Her 2020 HBO comedy special earned her an Emmy Award nomination. The comedian has a solid fanbase now with her second special, Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me. Orji’s claim to fame was the often stoic Molly Carter on Insecure opposite Issa Rae. The comedian’s breakthrough role on the series opened the door for her to do comedy specials. She hosted Amazon Prime Video’s comedy special Yearly Departed. Yvonne Orji starred in Jane the Virgin, Black Lady Sketch Show, and the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years. The actor had roles in Night School, Spontaneous, and Vacation Friends. She’s currently hard at work making the autobiographical comedy series First Gen. Expect many more projects from Orji, besides her upcoming HBO comedy special Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me. She’s grinding and making moves, and critics are taking notice.
Orji’s HBO comedy special comes out October 1 at 10 p.m. on HBO, then will be available to stream on HBO Max.