Whoopi Goldberg had a single piece of advice for Tiffany Haddish before SNL

“You the first, bitch.”

January 02, 2018
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Tiffany Haddish made history last year when she became the first black woman comedian to host Saturday Night Live. In a new interview with the New York Times, the comedian and author reveals that she went directly to Whoopi Goldberg for advice. Whoopi's tip was brief.

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"I said, 'Have you ever done 'S.N.L.,'" Haddish told the Times. "She said, 'Only a sketch.' I said, 'You never hosted?; And she said, 'You the first, bitch, you better do a good job.'"

Goldberg began her career in stand-up, where she pushed envelopes and broke through real hardships to deliver insanely perfect sets, so any advice she has on how to perform is definitely worth noting.

Haddish also tells the Times that Jada Pinkett Smith is the person who explained exactly how big of a deal her New York Film Critics Circle Award was, meaning that Tiffany Haddish has acquired the world's greatest army of fairy godparents.

Read the full interview here.

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