Tiffany Haddish landed herself the coveted position of host of SNL over the weekend. Haddish’s SNL debut marks the first time a black female comedian has hosted the show. While this milestone should be celebrated for Haddish’s sake, the fact that it’s 2017 and we’re just hitting his mark is truly terrible. Yes, that’s right: in 2017, no other black female comedian has ever hosted the show. Not Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Mo’Nique, or any of the six incredible black female regulars that have graced the SNL stage in its 43 seasons.
Tiffany is the 12th black woman in general to host the show (after Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and Queen Latifah to name a few). But black female comedians are just now feeling the love, apparently. Clearly, we’ve got a long way to go. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the Early Morning Evening News on the “Ed Lover Show.”
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