One of the most popular comediennes, Marietta Sangai Sirleaf aka Retta, is also one of the funniest actresses on the television network today. Born in 1953, this American comedian began her journey as a Broadway dancer and ventured into stand-up comedy space, where she has carved a niche for herself. With her regular appearances on the HBO specials and ‘The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson,’ she has emerged as one of the prominent comedians for over three decades!
If you haven’t watched Reeta performing, here are some reasons why you should watch her stand-up:
You Can’t Not Love Her
There are no reasons for not loving Retta, who is better known for her role of Donna Meagle in ‘Parks and Recreation.’ Her fans love her for the way she portrays the role of Donna on NBC’s sitcom.
Something else also which makes Reeta popular is her witty tweets that she is often seen posting. She is mostly seen expressing her passion for Joe Manganiello. But when she is not doing that, she tweets about the television shows she likes, from ‘True Blood’ to ‘Smash,’ and complaining about Spencer Octavia and Yvette Brown.
Retta Knows She Is Funny
Retta knew she was funny since forever. She always invited trouble since she used to keep laughing. She thought of herself to be funny, but she never imagined she could also make money out of it.
In 1996, she decided to use her humor for featuring on television and making money out of it. Everyone she approached, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Roseanne, were active comedians doing stand-up comedy, and they used their humor for bagging television shows. Marietta is also on television now and on her way to get her own television show very soon.
She Can Convince You in a Jiffy
Retta has the efficiency of convincing people about and making them believe her. She has an addiction to her to-do lists. She is dedicated to her work and can go any mile to make it happen.
Her closet is color-coordinated, and she even has a professional board for folding T-shirts to make her cupboard looking tidy. She folds them herself and occasionally uploads warm videos of the same on social networks. And her handbag collection is to die for. She has a grin on her face as she pulls out the pictures of some of the top branded luxury handbags, which gleam like gems under the spotlight!
She’s an Overachiever Since Forever
Marietta Sangai Sirleaf has overachieved things since she was a child. Her parents, who were immigrant Liberians, had high expectations in their minds for her.
Her aunt, Johnson Ellen, was president of the Liberian office for almost a decade from 2006 and was also the first female to be elected for the state head in Africa. She was born in New Jersey and raised in Liberia. Reeta still remembers that her relatives used to prepare food in the backyard of her grandfather’s house.
Retta Has Served As the Opening Act for Various Comedians
Retta has also opened the act for several comedians like Bobby Collins, Shirley Hemphill, etc. She has repeatedly appeared on various television shows like Freddie, Moesha, and E! Entertainment television ‘The Soup,’ etc., and performed on Comedy Central’s show Premium Blend featuring upcoming comedians. She has also appeared in films like ‘First Sunday,’ ‘Slacker,’ ‘Sex and Death,’ etc.
Retta Doesn’t Hold Things Back
When it’s about business and becoming a superstar comedian, Retta never thinks of things that hold her back. She only thinks about what can be done to go to the next stop. Now, it’s no longer just comedy for her. Retta wants to portray the role of a black. plus-size femme fatale on screen.
Have you watched Reeta’s standup comedies? Are you excited to see her in a plus-size femme fatale?