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Breakout star Tiffany Haddish makes ‘SNL’ debut

November 10, 2017

The new season of “Saturday Night Live” is underway, and on Saturday at 11:29 p.m., breakout star Tiffany Haddish will make her debut as host, with Taylor Swift as the musical guest.

A captivating comedic actress who actually made seasoned pro Stephen Colbert blush like a schoolboy during a recent appearance on his late-night talk show, Haddish also stole the show last summer in the hit comedy “Girls Trip,” which featured a high-powered cast that included Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. The Los Angeles native is best known for “Keanu” and also “brought the funny” in the role of Nekeisha in the critically acclaimed NBC comedy “The Carmichael Show.”

Reportedly the first Black female comedian to host “SNL” more than 40 year’s after the show’s debut, Haddish posted on her Instagram page:

“This Saturday, 11/11 on #SNL!! Can you believe I will be the very #first black female comedian host?!?”

The official “SNL” Instagram page also posted a video of Haddish announcing her hosting gig in her own hyper and hilarious way.

Next month, Haddish will appear with Kym Whitley in the Melanie Comarcho comedy “Boosters.” In September 2018, she will join forces with Kevin Hart and Keith David in Malcolm D. Lee’s “Night School,” in which a group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hopes that they will pass the GED exam to finish high school.

According to “TV Guide,” Haddish will release her first book, “The Last Black Unicorn,” on Dec. 5, and can soon be seen starring alongside “SNL” alum Tracy Morgan in the upcoming TBS comedy “The Last O.G.”

Musical guest Taylor Swift’s album “Reputation” is scheduled for release the day before Saturday’s show, her first public performance of her new music. On Nov. 18, three-time Grammy winner Chance the Rapper will make his debut as host, with Eminem as his musical guest.

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