Last year Tiffany Haddish made history by becoming Saturday Night Live’s first Black comedienne host. The historic accolades won’t stop for Haddish in 2018 as it was recently announced that she will become the first African American woman to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the Huffington Post reported.
The network recently released a statement sharing that Haddish—whose role in the film Girls Trip pushed her into the spotlight—will be the master of ceremonies for the award show that is slated to take place in Los Angeles on June 18. “Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses and comedic talents in television and film,” read the network’s statement. Haddish took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her fans. The last woman to host the award show was fellow comedienne Amy Schumer two years ago.
Haddish has a lot of projects in the works. According to Deadline, she’s slated to star alongside Tracy Morgan in a TBS sitcom dubbed The Last O.G. which is about an ex-con who spent over a decade behind bars and has to readjust to society. She’ll also star in a Kevin Hart-produced comedy film called Night School which is expected to be released later this year.
In an interview with People last year, Haddish shared that she’s happy to see that her hard work is starting to pay off. “It’s what I’ve been working for for 19 years now,” she told the news outlet. “Just really been putting in all this work and the fruits of my labor are really starting to show.” The MTV Movie & TV Awards announcement comes fresh off the success of her best-selling book The Last Black Unicorn and her endorsement deal with Groupon.