*“Good Girls” star Retta told Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night that she helped her friends’ surrogate laugh her way to pregnancy.
“A couple that was a friend of mine were having trouble conceiving and so they finally decided they were getting a surrogate,” the 47-year-old comedian said.
“The husband had been doing a lot of research. He loved his wife and he’s going to make this happen for her and one of the things that he learned was that if the woman is laughing during insemination … the likelihood of conception goes up.”
Retta said she got an email from him asking her to do stand-up right after the surrogate was inseminated.
“At first, I said, ‘Yo what’s up … for realsies?’” she said, adding that she said she would do it if another one of their stand-up comedian friends could tell some jokes too.
With both comedians on board, the group went to a fertility clinic in Beverly Hills.
“I go in first and do my opener and some nurses come in and stayed to watch,” she said, describing the scene. “The doctor comes in from the other room and is like, ‘What is going on? This is like a very trying time in couples’ lives and you guys are in here.’ I was like, ‘Brah this wasn’t me. This was the last gig I wanted.’”
Luckily, the story had a happy ending, with Retta saying: “And it worked, so I’m funny, apparently!”
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Dash, a Republican, is planning on competing for a seat in California’s 44th Congressional District, which HuffPost notes, is a predominantly Democratic region.
“She’s running as a Republican in Compton and Watts?” Noah asked on Tuesday’s show. “They’re neighborhoods so black, they make Wakanda look like a Panera.”
Dash has made a number of derogatory comments about the Black community, which Noah suggested, aren’t likely to help her candidacy.
He also concluded that her political ambitions are a “publicity stunt” and hinted he hoped the Russian government doesn’t see value in her candidacy:
“The point is, we’d better pray that Vladimir Putin isn’t a big fan of Clueless.”