For all that she can be hilariously loud, brash and R-rated as hell, Tiffany Haddish has definitely also been capable of delivering some quiet and emotionally poignant moments throughout her career. The latest instance is also perhaps the greatest one, as Haddish was in the midst of filming new episodes of CBS' Kids Say the Darnedest Things when she was stunned to learn that she'd just won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. And that reaction was as priceless as they get.
In a video she shared on Twitter, which she presumably secured the rights for from CBS and others, Tiffany Haddish gave fans a first-row look at her shocked reaction to learning that she can now be called the "Grammy-winning comedian and actress" anytime she's introduced by anyone in the future. Check out this absolutely adorable video below, which marks the rare instance where a Kids Say the Darnedest Things host is cuter than the kids themselves.
One might think it would always be an idea time to learn that one won a prestigious award, but I think Tiffany Haddish's situation offers up a good counter-argument for times where it's still awesome, but not necessarily perfect. While Haddish was in the midst of speaking two young Kids Say the Darnedest Things subjects about award nominations, one of the show's producers attempted to prompt her to tell the kids that she'd just won a Grammy. And that's the point when Haddish's on-screen persona dissolved into her real-world disbelief that what she was hearing was real. And lest we all forget, this is the woman who had her catchphrase "She Ready" shaved into the back of her head.
Because this obviously isn't the typical way celebs discover they've won Grammys, Tiffany Haddish is 100% justified for taking as long as she did to fully come to acceptance that her Black Mitzvah beat out Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan and Patton Oswalt to take home the award for Best Comedy Album. Of course, once she did start to grasp it, she got all teary-eyed as she told her new li'l friends, and one of them had the best reaction to it, too, saying 'Y'all go pick it up!'
With this Grammy win another notch in her belt of personal wins over the past year or so, Tiffany Haddish shared part of the video on Twitter, gave her fans a longer cut of the video on YouTube, and also provided a little context behind the sudden discovery, and why she kept the convo going with the kids in such a way.
The Producers decided to tell me I WON a Grammy while I was interviewing these two young ladies Lauren and Ava, that want to someday be president of the United States of America. I was flooded with a such a since of accomplishment and relief. I kinda didn’t know what to say. I just wanted to cry but I knew it would have confused the babies. So I decided to use that moment to teach and share my feelings. Thank you @recordingacademy for the honor. Thank you to everyone that made #blackmitzvah? happen.
Congratulations to Tiffany Haddish becoming the first Black comedian to win the Best Comedy Album Grammy since EGOT queen Whoopi Goldberg took home the gold in 1986 for the original Broadway recording of her self-titled show/album. Now it'll be fun to wait for Kids Say the Darnedest Things to debut on CBS so we can watch the episode where this big announcement came up while waiting for her animated series Tuca and Bertie to be fully resurrected on Adult Swim, which picked up the acclaimed comedy after Netflix cancelled it.