It isn’t always the case that the most popular girl in school is also the funniest. But Tiffany Haddish, as her recent, DiCaprio-studded THR profile so clearly illuminates, has managed to pull it off, taking Hollywood by storm with both her comedic output and personal shenanigans. How does she have a story about seemingly every single A-list actor? Is there a question she hasn’t asked an Oscar winner? Has she resolved the who-bit-Beyoncé mystery once and for all?
Aside from being incredibly entertaining, the THR article is an onslaught of name dropping. In alphabetical order, here are all the celebrities about whom Haddish has an anecdote. As her meteoric rise to stardom continues, just imagine how many more we have to look forward to in the future...
Judd Apatow: The comedy producer and Haddish have teamed up to adapt her book into a film.
Beyonce: It appears far down in the interview, but Haddish all but admits that Sanaa Lathan is the one who bit Beyoncé. This nugget alone would make the piece worthwhile.
Roseanne Barr: A neighbor of Roseanne’s, Tiffany would often shout her hello’s when she passed by. Barr would scowl at her. The same did not happen with Tiffany’s white passing friend, Anna, who got a lovely response from Barr. Needless to say, Tiffany wasn’t surprised at the comedian’s latest racially fueled Twitter spree.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Tiffany propositioned him for an intimate evening as long as he’d remain in character as Arnie from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. DiCaprio didn’t take the request seriously, as far as we know.
Kevin Hart: Tiffany still owes him $300, which he generously lent her before she hit it big. He isn’t too concerned about getting it back.
Anthony Hopkins: Haddish mistakenly refers to his film Silence of the Lambs and Sleeping With The Lambs.
Sanaa Lathan: See: Beyoncé.
Tracy Morgan: In a recent interview, people misconstrued Morgan’s comments as being a diss against Haddish. She isn’t too concerned, however, and promises “I love me some Tracy.”
Jordan Peele: Haddish invited him and actor Ike Barinholtz to DJ Khaled’s birthday party,. This section has three name drops combined into one!
Jada Pinkett-Smith: Her Girls Trip costar warned her that people would start calling her by her characters’ names once she got famous.
Richard Pryor: The late comedic legend gave a young Haddish this advice: "People don't come to comedy shows because they want to hear about your problems, they come to comedy shows to have fun, so when you're onstage, have fun."
Chris Rock: Rock had to say of Haddish, “Most artists, when they're doing their art, they're onstage, so they're always a bit above their audience. But then you got people like Tiffany, who's literally in the audience—she's not above them on any level, she's right there. You feel like she's sitting with you watching the show."
Barbra Streisand: Tiffany introduced the songstress to Cardi B, which, according to the IRS, is a charitable act you can write off on your taxes.
Taylor Swift: Tiffany almost got the pop star to perform at her 20th high school reunion. Taylor was even into the idea, but couldn’t for security reasons, meaning they probably couldn't get her to hide inside this box, again.