WATCH: Tiffany Haddish Gives Life to SNL as She Makes Television History

Tiffany Haddish made Saturday Night Live history last night by becoming the first black female stand-up comic to host the show in its 43 seasons with a total of 566 hosts as of this article.

Haddish was the the 12th black woman to host the show, preceded by Octavia Spencer, Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, Rosario Dawson, Janet Jackson, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, Cicely Tyson, Maya Rudolph and, Oprah Winfrey.

Haddish is one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film. She recently starred on The Carmichael Show, as well as the Universal Pictures hit film Girls Trip (mentioned above), alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. Up next, she will be starring alongside Tracy Morgan in his upcoming comedy series The Last OG, created and executive-produced by Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele.

Her other film credits include Meet the Spartans,Keanu, Racing for Time, and The Janky Promoters. Her television credits include recurring roles on If Loving You Is Wrong,Real Husbands of Hollywood, and New Girl.  She was an early standout since first appearing on Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? and Comedy Central’s Reality Bites, and will soon be joining Kevin Hart and Yvonne Orji in the upcoming comedy Night School.

Check out a few SNL sketches that starring Haddish below!

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