While it may seem as Tiffany Haddish's rise to stardom came overnight, that couldn't be further from the truth as the comedian has well-documented proof of her early start.
In fact, the Laugh Factory recently posted a throwback video of the Girls Trip star in her teenage years, and it's pretty telling that she was well on her way to becoming a force in comedy.
In the vintage clip, Haddish recalled initially getting involved in comedy through her social worker's encouragement while in foster care.
"I started doing stand-up comedy when I was 16," she said in the video. "And my social worker was saying, you know, 'What do you want to do with yourself, Tiffany?' And I was saying I want to be on stage, you know? She said, 'No, we're going to get you on stage, alright? You're going to go to the Laugh Factory be in a comedy camp.'"
Take a look at the clip, below:
This proves to be another testament of the Laugh Factory's mission as they aim to help at risk and underprivileged youth take out their feelings on stage, using comedy as a tool to build confidence and hope.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)