Tiffany Haddish is #BlackGirlMagic personified. She won hearts in the summer 2017 box office hit Girls Trip, was the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, and now with her newest role, she's going bring some of that pizzazz to your favorite history lesson. According to Deadline, Tiffany Haddish is narrating a Drunk History episode on museum curator Rose Valland in the show's fifth season. And seriously, what can't she do?
Known as one of the most honored women in French history, Haddish will be reportedly retelling of Valland's "risky quest to save Europe’s masterpieces from the Nazis" in the premiere episode on Jan. 23, 2018. Starring in Haddish's episode will be Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek alum Busy Philipps, playing the role of Valland. In the Season 5 trailer, Haddish can be seen lounging with a glass in her hand, uttering the words "hold up, I'm toasted," giving fans exactly what they'll be coming for — to see Haddish being herself, uncut and a little drunk, unapologetically.
By now, Haddish knows a thing or two about being celebrated. As mentioned, hosting the Nov. 11 episode of Saturday Night Live puts Haddish in the history books as the first black female stand-up comedian to do so. And seeing as that's no small feat, she's definitely able to relate to Valland's honorable story, in that capacity.
Aside from lighting up the small and big screens, Haddish is also a gem when it comes to storytelling. Her infamous retelling of the time she took Will and Jada Pinkett Smith on a New Orleans swamp tour will certainly be remembered as the most hilarious Groupon story to hit the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage. But fans of Haddish know that her candid storytelling didn't get its start there. The actor and comedian has been completely forthright with sharing details about her personal life in interviews.
During a June 2017 interview on famed radio show The Breakfast Club, Haddish shared everything from how she raised her siblings, to how she got started in comedy — and, warning, viewing is bound to make even the most emotionless of people laugh-cry throughout.
Also helping to kick off the Comedy Central show's fifth season will be narrations from Criminal Mind's Paget Brewster on American Revolution hero Deborah Sampson, starring Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood; and comedian Amber Ruffin on American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, starring This Is Us' Mandy Moore. Needless to say, Haddish will certainly be in good company, and this will be one episode not to miss.
Haddish will be the first to admit that her journey to super stardom has been anything but a smooth ride. As touched on in The Breakfast Club interview, years of hard work and dedication got her to this high, career point. And that's certainly a common thread that other success stories embody. But, since her summer 2017 breakout performance in Girls Trip, the actor has gained some pretty impressive, and historical accolades — solidifying the fact that the talented comedian is going to be around for quite some time.
You never know what you're going to get from Haddish when she's helming the crowd. And truthfully, that's what a lot of her fans cherish most about her. If her amazing SNL appearance served as any consolation, you can bet that Haddish's Drunk History debut won't be anything short of entertaining. After all, she's proven time and time again that storytelling is in her wheelhouse. Add in a little (or a lot) of alcohol, and room for Haddish to be herself, informal and uncensored, and everyone tuning in Jan. 23 will be in for quite a treat.