- Worked on the assembly line for General Motors while still in high school; she discovered she had a proficiency for electrical engineering and earned a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University in Texas.
- Worked as a stand-up comedian nights during college.
- Briefly worked as a full-time engineer for companies like Xerox before switching to comedy full-time.
- Was the runner-up in the 2003 season of Star Search.
- In 2009, was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety.
- Became a host of The Real talk show in 2013.
- Wrote Love Him Or Leave Him, but Don't Get Stuck With the Tab, a book about relationships in 2013.