Tiffany Haddish: How Comedy Saved Her Life…Literally!

Tiffany Haddish

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Comedian Tiffany Haddish beat all the odds stacked against her and is becoming a household name. After 19 years of hard work, she landed a breakout role as “Dina,” the rambunctious, vulgar girlfriend alongside heavy hitters Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall in the box office hit Girls Trip. Then, she made history by becoming the first African American female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live (11 other Black women hosting the show including Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, Whoopi Goldberg and more, but Haddish is the first non-cast member stand-up comedian)! But what many do not know is her road to success involved many twists and turns.