Comedian-actress-author Tiffany Haddish got emotional on the set of Kids Say the Darndest Things on Monday (March 15) after she learned she’d won a Grammy award for her comedy album Black Mitzvah.
“I just what? I just won a Grammy?” she said. “Are you serious?” The producer reportedly assures her that he’s “telling the truth.” She points to the ear piece to show the girls where she’s listening to the producer. “You just won best comedy album,” the producer says. “This is for real!”
Haddish starts to tear up, “Y’all serious?” she said. “I really won? You know a Black woman hasn’t won in that category since 1986? A Black woman hasn’t won in that category since Whoopi Goldberg,” Haddish says.
One of the girls says she knew that and replies that she’d “learned that in Black History Month.”
“Can I tell you why I’m crying?” Haddish asks, then continues, “It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross and it’s a lot of times you feel like, ‘What? Am I doing the right thing? Is this good enough? Am I good enough? Am I strong enough to do this job?’ And you just have to believe in yourself as much as you can and against all odds, you just say, ‘You know what? I’m gonna put my best foot forward and I’m going give the world the best that I’ve got.”
She ended with this hopeful message: “Anything is possible.”
“How I found out I won a Grammy,” Haddish wrote in a tweet on Monday (March 15).
Not only was Tiffany the second Black woman to win the award in that category, she’s also the first woman overall to win since 2014 when Kathy Griffin took home the trophy for best comedy album, according to the outlet.