-What a week for you,
because not only is your special “Black Mitzvah,” which is
unbelievably hilarious, by the way, on Netflix.
Congrats on that. -Thank you.
-You’re just crushing it. It comes out on Tuesday. But
Tuesday is also your birthday. -Yeah, yeah.
-Happy birthday! -Thank you.
-It’s been a great week. Happy, happy, happy birthday! [ Cheers and applause ]
-Thank you, thank you. -I hope you have a great,
great year. -I hope so too, shoot.
-What are you doing on Tuesday? A big party?
-Yeah, I’m having a bat mitzvah. Yeah, I’m having a bat mitzvah
for — yeah. -For you?
-Yeah, my 21st birthday for the 19th year, um,
I’m having a bat mitzvah. I’ve been studying Hebrew now
for the last, like, four or five months now.
I’m reading the Torah. I’m getting circumcised
in front of everybody. [ Laughter ]
-No, no, that’s not the way it works.
[ Laughter ] But this is actually —
-I’m just playing. I’m not getting circumcised.
I already did that. [ Laughter ] -This is a cool thing.
You just realized this, right, your Jewish heritage?
-Yeah, when I was 27. But first, when I was
like 15, 16, my grandma told me.
And, you know, it’s like, I don’t know,
do I believe her? Do I not? But I started working at
bar and bat mitzvahs as an energy producer, and I did
that for like 11 years. And then, I met my father,
finally, when I was 27, and he broke it down to me
and said “Yes.” And in the country
that he’s from, it was kind of illegal
to be Jewish, and that he fled
and there was a war and all of this stuff. And so,
and then, I believed him, but kind of didn’t believe him.
But I believed him because I was so drawn to it.
-Yeah. -And then, I did my 23andMe. And then, you know, boom,
Hebrew over here. So I had to do it.
-Wow, that’s pretty cool. [ Cheers and applause ] -Yeah, got to represent
my ancestors. You know, I think it’s
really important to represent your ancestors.
I mean, they did what they did to get
you here, so why not honor them? -That’s fantastic. I love that. And at the beginning — Sure,
yeah, you can clap for that. [ Cheers and applause ]
I agree. At the beginning of the special,
you come out being — you are carried in a chair.
-Yes, by four strong black men.
[ Laughter ] -And you’re singing
“Hava Nagila.” -Yes.
-And it is really awesome. And I love that song and
I’m just wondering since you’re here,
The Roots are here, a microphone is here.
-Oh. -Could you give us a little
taste? -Oh, yes.
[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪ Hava nagila,
hava nagila ♪ ♪ Hava nagila ve-nismeha ♪ ♪ Hava nagila,
hava nagila ♪ ♪ Hava nagila ve-nismeha ♪ ♪ Hava neranenah,
hava neranenah ♪ ♪ Hava neranenah ve-nismeha ♪ ♪ Hava neranenah,
hava neranenah ♪ ♪ Hava neranenah ve-nismeha ♪ ♪ Uru, uru ahim! ♪ ♪ Uru ahim, be-lev sameah,
uru ahim, be-lev sameah ♪ ♪ Uru ahim, be-lev sameah ♪ ♪ Uru ahim, be-lev sameah,
uru ahim, be-lev sameah ♪ -Oh, my God!
[ Cheers and applause ] -It’s one of my favorites.
-Come on. I want to show everyone a clip
from “Black Mitzvah.” Take a look at this.
Tiffany Haddish. -I stopped smoking cigarettes
and I started to, uh, eat. [ Laughter ] And my inheritance
started to kick in. You know, how most people, they get houses, cars,
things like that. Well, you know, um,
my inheritance was that DNA. I inherited this ass. [ Cheers and applause ] And I ain’t gonna lie to you.
I like my inheritance a lot! [ Cheers and applause ]
-Tiffany Haddish, everybody!