Yvonne Orji tells ‘Radio Times’ how she found comedy

 Yvonne Orji arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Yvonne Orji arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Yvonne Orji, the actress and comedian best known for her role as Molly on the HBO series “Insecure,” joined Marty Moss-Coane on Radio Times on Thursday. She talked about her character on the show.

Orji is also developing a new sitcom, “First Gen,” which draws from her own life, about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career as a stand-up comedian.

Orji said she didn’t find comedy until she was 23.

She was persuaded to enter a beauty pageant, and she was told she needed to showcase a talent. She couldn’t think of what she could do for the competition. “I remember praying,” she said. “When I prayed, the only thing I heard back was ‘Do comedy.’“

Tonight, Orji is speaking at a TEDx Talk: “The Wait is Sexy” at World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware about being a virgin.

For more of Marty’s interview with Yvonne Orji, go to Radio Times.

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