Tiffany Haddish has been everywhere lately promoting her book “The Last Black Unicorn,” which hit stores on Dec. 5. She visited Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” yesterday to not only share more hilarious stories about her family and a baggage handler named Roscoe, but she gave a little more insight into what it was like to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 11.
Because Haddish was the first Black female comedienne to ever host, this was a historical moment for the 40-plus tenured sketch comedy show. So when Charlamagne tha God asked Haddish whether she would host SNL again, the answer was a little surprising. The “Girls Trip” actress, hesitantly, said, “Yeah…but I would want a compromise.”
Apparently, the 38-year-old jokingly said that she was, “…trying to turn SNL into a Black show.” She goes on to explain: “I was trying to get Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tyler Perry and Erykah Badu on there…and Michael B. Jordan, and then maybe I could hit that.” Ha!
But trying to get the all-star crew on SNL proved to be a little harder than she thought it would be. Charlamagne tha God asked exactly what I was thinking: “And what? They wouldn’t let you do it?”
Haddish said: “I told them weeks in advance that you have to call them and book them now because these are not just regular people…Hit ’em up. Book ’em now. And [everyone that I wanted] all told me yea, but SNL didn’t hit them up until the week – until the day – that I got there.” Hmmhmmm….Oh, SNL…
Although Haddish gave a killer performance on the late night show, it would have been even better if the whole “Girls Trip” gang appeared, especially on such a historical night. Four talented Black women carried a movie that grossed over $100+ million at the box office. Who wouldn’t have wanted to see them bring the house down in one skit?
Haddish is always a delight to listen to in interviews, and with such positive and transparent energy, she will always win. So, if she ever hosts SNL again, I will be expecting all the #BlackGirlMagic she can sprinkle all over that future episode.
For comments on her SNL experience, watch between the 11;45 – 14:32 mark: