This past Saturday, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish made history by becoming the first African-American woman comedian to host SNL. The rising actress and comic will perform at The Pabst Theater on Jan. 4.
Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Haddish was most recently seen starring in Universal’s Girls Trip alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall. Girls Trip had the highest opening for an R rated comedy in the past two years and VanityFair.com called Haddish “the funniest woman alive.”
In August she debuted her comedy special for Showtime titled Tiffany Haddish: SHE READY! From the Hood to Hollywood and she will next be seen starring alongside Tracy Morgan in the new TBS show, The Last O.G. Additionally, she is currently in production alongside Kevin Hart for Universal’s Night School and will be releasing her first book The Last Black Unicorn in December, which will be a collection of autobiographical essays about Haddish’s journey through life, comedy and inspiring others.
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Haddish’s journey in life has inspired her comedy and sense of humor on and off stage. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. One of Tiffany’s special passions is performing in a comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner-city high school students that promotes nonviolence. Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.
Tiffany Haddish will be hosting a special meet and greet benefiting ‘Grateful Girls Inc., a Milwaukee non-profit social service agency. 100% of the proceeds will go to the purpose of purchasing much-needed luggage for foster children in the Milwaukee community.