Tiffany Haddish Made You Laugh On 'SNL,' But She Also Made History

"... My favorite show growing up was 'SNL.' "



Armed with her genuine exuberance and a gorgeous $4,000 dress, comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. The Girls Trip star not only brought the laughs but also made history. In a long overdue milestone for the show, now in its 43rd season, Haddish took the stage at Studio 8H as the first Black female stand-up comic to host SNL.

Haddish opened the episode, which also featured musical guest Taylor Swift, with a monologue that focused on her childhood in the foster care system, some advice for the men in Hollywood, and her love of the late-night comedy sketch show.

"I lived in a lot of group homes and my favorite show growing up was SNL," Haddish said. "You have no idea how difficult it is to get a group of Black and Hispanic kids to watch SNL over In Living Color. Trying to convince them that Dana Carvey was just as funny as Damon Wayans was a problem."

Haddish is the 12th Black female host in the show's history, with the comedian following in the footsteps of women such as Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson. Last season, Aziz Ansari became the first person of South Asian descent to host the show, and, with Chance the Rapper scheduled to host next week, will be only the second time in SNL history that hosts in back-to-back weeks are Black. 

Watch Haddish's monologue in the full video above.

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