This week will mark historic milestone for Tiffany Haddish and Saturday Night Live.
Believe it or not, on Saturday, Haddish will become the first Black woman comedian to host the sketch comedy and variety show.
The Girls Trip star shared the exciting news on her Instagram, writing, “This Saturday, 11/11 on #SNL!! Can you believe I will be the very #first black female comedian host?!? #SheReady”
Haddish’s meteoric rise in Hollywood brings joy to us all, but this moment also comes with a sobering bit of reality for Black women comics who continuously get slept on.
Think about: Not even the G.O.A.T herself Whoopi Goldberg has been invited to host “SNL” in its 40-year plus run on television. Sister Act Whoopi. EGOT-winning Goldberg. It’s seriously a shame.
She did, however, guest star in sketches in years 1986 and 2013.