On Nov. 12, standup comic Tiffany Haddish made history by becoming the first African-American comedian to host “Saturday Night Live.” And appropriately, she was hilarious during her time at Studio 8H.
One of the best parts of her appearance was a skit entitled “Lion King Auditions.” In it, Haddish portrayed an exaggerated version of R&B legend Mary J Blige reading for the role of boisterous warthog Pumbaa. And a totally accurate impression of hip-hop rising star Cardi B reading for the role of lovable meerkat Timon. Haddish can now claim “celebrity Impressionist” as one of her many talents.
Other highlights of the “Lion King” sketch include Beck Bennett’s uncanny impersonation of Nick Offerman, Cecily Strong’s sidesplitting take on “Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aidy Bryant’s spot imitation of “Late Late Show” host James Corden, Pete Davidson’s eerily accurate caricature of Eminem and Joseph Gordon Levitt’s cameo appearance as emulating a member of the “Game of Thrones” cast.
Tiffany Haddish’s upcoming tour dates
Jan. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
Jan. 05 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Jan. 06 - Detroit, MI - MGM Grand Detroit Event Center
Jan. 26 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Jan. 27 - Pocola, OK - Choctaw Casino Hotel
Feb. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater
Feb. 03 - Columbus, OH - Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre
Feb. 16 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort and Casino
Feb. 17 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Feb. 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Terry Fator Theatre at Mirage Hotel and Casino
March 09 - Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box at the Borgata
March 10 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
March 16 - Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre @ Dominion Arts Center Richmond
March 17 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Theatre
March 23 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center (Click here to get tickets)
March 24 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland (Click here to get tickets)
April 07 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur
April 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Terry Fator Theatre at Mirage Hotel and Casino