“I was trying to get Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett, Regina Hall, Tyler Perry and Erykah Badu.” Haddish says she requested the show book her pre-selected stars in advance, but they allegedly waited until the last minute. If you’ve ever had the monotony of a boring workday broken by an assorted box of still-warm cookies, you can thank Tiffany Taylor Chen, BS ’01, for standing up Leon Chen, BBA ’01, Life Members, on a date.“We found out we were both from the 'hood, how we both ghetto chicks, except it’s different times,” Haddish joked, with De Generes comically adding, “Different ghetto.Different times.” The comedian also shared details of her newfound friendship with Taylor Swift, after meeting her during her hosting gig, for which the singer served as the musical guest. ” Haddish brought her signature “joyful greens” to the party, which Swift also praised.
“Look if I come over, you gotta make me some barbeque chicken, some potato salad and a brisket,” Haddish recalled telling Swift. “I was like, ‘Well then I’ll just be watching her’ ‘cause I’m not! While her show certainly made headlines, she says the experience wasn’t perfect. Haddish adds the experience was stressful, causing her to lose seven pounds, dubbing her weight loss the “SNL diet.” “The writers and stuff were really great. The writers and performers were phenomenal,” she ended.“I was trying to turn ‘SNL’ into a black show,” she laughed. “I’m definitely open to having a relationship and stuff.” She then described the type of man she’d like to have in her corner. She’s added that her dream date has no kids, he can read her mind, deliver back massages on demand and more.Haddish also discussed becoming the first black female stand-up comic to host “Saturday Night Live” in its 43 seasons.“People always go 'you're so energetic' - it's panic. I just talk to people - I overload.” He also says he has not dated since his break up with Tiff as he has not wanted to.