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Tiffany Haddish Pokes Fun At Celebrity Net Worth During 'SNL' Monologue

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Edmund Wade | 13 November, 2017, 02:07

Last night, millions who tuned into Saturday Night Live were witness to history as Tiffany Haddish became the first black woman stand-up comedian to host the popular sketch comedy show.

In another promo for the show from earlier this week, Haddish walks through the studio with "SNL" cast member Aidy Bryant. What do I need to do to get this money? "Tupac this s- and move to Tyler Perry Island?"

She then went into a little background of herself. "So I want to thank anyone who paid taxes between 1990 and 1999". "She pushes buttons", the comedian says. She jokingly told the audience that it wasn't an easy thing living in a group home with mostly black and Hispanic kids because "trying to convince them that Dana Carvey was just as amusing as Damon Wayans was a problem. If you got your thing-thing out and she's got all her clothes on, you're wrong", Haddish said. "You're in the wrong".

She opened the show with a monologue that addressed the recent wave of sexual assault allegations in the news, including most recently against Louis CK.

Her $4,000 Alexander McQueen skin-tight dress was also a punchline. But she broke the news to Hart and joked that she was wearing the same outfit during different occasions.

Throughout the night Haddish's characters included Boo Boo Jeffries, an out-of-place video game character whose attacks include the "Rihanna" and "Beyoncé", and whose biggest strength is "my relationship with my Mom" and biggest weakness is "fighting".

This year's cast features Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseor, Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd.

Live animals (and the occasional live human guest) have a special way of highlighting the Live part of Saturday Night Live.

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