Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 5 min
  • 6.9  (302)

Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It is a 2020 comedy special and documentary directed by Chris Robinson, starring Nigerian-American comedian and actress Yvonne Orji. In this hour-long stand-up performance, Orji shares hilarious stories of her upbringing, her Nigerian heritage, her journey as an actress in Hollywood, and her experience with being a Nigerian-American woman.

The special begins with Orji returning to her hometown in Maryland to give her first stand-up comedy show in front of her parents and family friends. She takes us on a journey of her life, from her strict upbringing by her Nigerian parents to her decision to pursue her dream of becoming a comedian and actress. She shares funny anecdotes about her Nigerian household, including her mother's strict rules, her father's expectations, and their expectations of her as a Nigerian daughter.

Throughout the special, Orji touches on various topics that range from her experiences on the hit show "Insecure" to her experience at an African nightclub. She shares her insights into the complexities of being a Nigerian-American woman and the struggles that come with it. Orji talks about identity, representation, and how she navigates between her Nigerian and American cultures.

Orji's humor is relatable, charming, and witty. Her self-deprecating humor and candid storytelling are refreshing, and she has a remarkable stage presence. Her jokes are not only funny, but they are also perceptive and insightful. For instance, she cleverly addresses why Nigerians tend to be doctors and lawyers, "we have too many diseases to catch, we don't need someone experimenting on us," she jokes.

Aside from her stand-up performance, the documentary also features interviews from Orji's friends, family, and mentors. These interviews provide the audience with a glimpse into her life before becoming a successful comedian and actress. They talk about her passion for entertainment, her journey to Hollywood, and the struggles she faced in pursuing her dream.

Furthermore, the documentary also touches on themes of family, culture, and the importance of representation in the entertainment industry. It highlights how Orji's success has influenced young Nigerian-Americans to pursue their dreams, and how she has become a role model for many.

In summary, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It, is a delightful and humorous special that provides insightful commentary on cultural identity, representation and the struggles of being a Nigerian-American woman. Yvonne Orji is a talented comedian with a unique voice, and her special is a must-watch for anyone looking for laugh-out-loud comedy and an inspiring message.

Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It is a 2020 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 5 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    1 hr 5 min
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    6.9  (302)