Tiffany Haddish used to babysit Jo Koy's son while he was doing stand-up: 'She's got my back'

Easter Sunday isn't just a family affair on screen. Turns out there's one behind the scenes, too.
That's especially true of Tiffany Haddish, who appears in the film as a police officer who also happens to be the ex-girlfriend of Jo Koy's character, Joe Valencia.
"He's one of my closest friends," Koy says of Haddish in the latest installment of EW's Around the Table video series (above). "We started at the Laugh Factory and I've known her since she was 17 or 18 I think."
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He explained that sometimes he had no one to look after his son when he had to go on stage, so Haddish stepped in. ' says Koy. "Well that was kind of cool. We've always been so close.”
Koy, who was joined for the roundtable by co-stars Tia Carrere, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jimmy O. Yang, Lydia Gaston and director Jay Chandrasekhar, says his ongoing friendship and working relationship with Haddish is a good lesson in the is what he calls "be good when you come up." Koy explains: "Be a real person - okay? So she has my back and I have hers.”
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Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures Jo Koy and Tiffany Haddish in Easter Sunday
Haddish also went above and beyond for Koy's film, which follows an L.A. stand-up comedian who travels to Daly City with his son (Brandon Wardell) to visit his loud, argumentative but loving family. According to Koy, Haddish only had three days to work on Easter Sunday before she had to leave for Budapest to film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with Nicolas Cage.
"During those three days, she had to do scuba tests for a scuba certification because she was also attending Shark Week, so she did it all in three days," says Koy, adding, "It's the kind of rush and the kind of love that tiffany has. So I'll always have hers and she'll always be mine. She blessed this film. She was so good."
Easter Sunday is now playing in cinemas. Watch the full EW roundtable here.
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Tiffany Hadish
American comedian and actress
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