Tiffany Haddish Makes History On 'Saturday Night Live', Saves The Season

Ruben Ruiz
November 13, 2017

Haddish made it to the big time this summer with the hit comedy Girls Trip (which, truth be told, might be the funniest movie of 2017), and with her landmark moment on SNL, she definitely chose to make her mark.

The third question quizzed Jost (and anyone who still supports Roy Moore for Alabama Senate) on when it's appropriate to have a relationship with a 14 year-old; he aced it by responding, "never".

Haddish finished her opening monologue by saying that she would wear her $4,000 Alexander McQueen dress several times during the telecast and that she would also wear it to church, ending with an hilarious praise dance as the "SNL" band played a gospel song.

Haddish cracked jokes about her newfound wealth (or lack thereof), her childhood growing up in foster care, breaking the fashion taboo of wearing the same dress in public a few times, and all of the sexual assault allegations in the news.

The Girls Trip star started off the show with a monologue that tackled issues like the sexual misconduct revelations, and Donald Trump's hair.

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Most of the best sketches of the night included Haddish.

During the Moore-aimed sketch, Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions also appeared and after dismissing Moore in seeming disappointment, she said to herself, "There's so many men out there acting like monsters - Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, (cough) the president", Sessions said. "Just like because how my little cousin has a crack problem, my aunt now has a missing silverware situation".

Haddish pumped big energy into the show as she made her introduction quickly. In fact, the number of viewers dipped from last weekend's Larry David episode, despite the presence of Taylor Swift.

"Reading, PA-native Taylor Swift, fresh off the November 10 release of her latest album "Reputation", performed two songs during the show, including ".Ready for It?" and "Call It What You Want". Next week sees Chance the Rapper hosting with musical guest Eminem.

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