Tiffany Haddish didn’t celebrate Christmas until she was seven years old.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show”, the “Girls Trip” star played a game of “Storytime”, sharing the story of the first time she celebrated the holiday.
She explained that her family didn’t celebrate Christmas because their mother was a Jehovah’s Witness, but that changed when her stepdad broke with tradition, bought a tree, and gave the kids gifts.
Haddish remembered getting a bicycle, which she immediately took down to the corner store to buy some Kool Aid and a jar of pickles.
“You haven’t lived until you get a pickle and dip it in the Kool Aid and eat it. It’s a delicacy,” she laughed.
Things weren’t too rosy, though, as it turned out her stepdad had used the rent money to buy the gifts, which not only led to an argument with her mom, but to an eviction notice the next week.
“So boo, Christmas!” Haddish said.
Later on the show, Haddish also pitched herself as the potential host for the Oscars next year.
“I would have it hot,” she said. “It would be so much fun. We would have twerk contests and everything. Yeah, I would get Meryl Streep up there to twerk with Susan Sarandon. You know, it would be crazy.”
That said, the comedian had one condition for her hosting the show: Fallon would have to host with her.
“If you did it with me, I would do it,” said. “Like, I don’t want all that pressure on me. ‘Cause imma lose my hair and then imma have to really wear wigs all the time. It’s too much stress, you know?”
Also during the interview, Haddish talked about how she learned of her Eritrean Jewish roots and how she’s getting in touch with that side of herself by having a bat mitzvah for her 40th birthday.
As a special treat, Haddish performed a rendition of the classic Jewish song “Hava Nagila”.