Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish has had an incredible year in Hollywood. As 2017 nears its end, Haddish continues to make incredible strides in her career.
Last night she made history as the first Black woman comedian to host Saturday Night Live.
I do not watch SNL on a regular basis but I definitely made sure I tuned in to NBC at 11:30 p.m last night to watch Haddish do her thing.
Haddish’s natural beauty, humor and wit makes her easy to love and allows her to captivate rooms and audiences.
In July, Haddish starred in the comedy Girls Trip alongside actresses Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The movie went on to gross $163 million dollars.
This year she also debuted her first stand-up comedy special Tiffany Haddish: From the Hood To Hollywood on Showtime.
Haddish is also set to release her book, The Last Black Unicorn Dec 5, 2017 published by Simon & Schuster.
“From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.
Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh.
Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others.By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter.”
As someone from South Central, Los Angeles I do not see Tiffany Haddish’s success as just another woman who has made her mark on Hollywood. The fact that we are coming from the same streets I understand Haddish’s struggle and how far she has truly came. I know what she has risen above and the resiliency she exemplifies to be in the position she is in today despite everything that she has been through.
Her journey and success is a testimony to girls in the hood especially South Central. Representation matters especially for the disenfranchised. It allows people to see their dreams and goals are attainable and not just a figment of their imagination.
Keep the faith and strive for greatness, even in the smallest steps. It is a marathon not a sprint.
Congrats Tiffany Haddish! Keep sprinkling that Black woman magic.