NBC get ready! Everyone’s new favorite funny woman Tiffany Haddish will host Saturday Night Live, Nov. 11. The undeniable breakout star of the summer will take to the stage as a first time host for the popular sketch comedy show reponsible for decades of laughter.
Haddish performed alongside Hollywood veterans Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Regina Hall and her vibrant personality and top-notch comedy skills created an avenue for success. Although her big break came from Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has gained fans from other roles including a recurring role on The Carmichael Show.
Tiffany Haddish joins comedian Larry David and musician Chance The Rapper as hosts of Saturday Night Live this November. Haddish will join the ranks of black women such as Taraji P. Henson, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Janet Jackson and more. Black women who only make up a small percentage of SNL hosts.
Back in 2015, Taraji P. Henson became the 10th black woman to ever host the comedy show. Splinter News reports the following statistics as of 2015:
“Though SNL has welcomed more than 500 hosts since its 1975 premiere, only nine — two percent — have been black women. Compare that to 311 white men (59 percent of hosts), 154 white women (29 percent), and 41 black men (8 percent).
Hosting SNL will be a great move for Haddish. USA Today reports Haddish will use this platform to promote her book, The Last Black Unicorn, a collection of essays to be published Dec. 5.
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