Tiffany Haddish’s Black Mitzvah Is a Triumph of Positivity and Self-Realization


Tiffany Haddish’s latest hour special, Black Mitzvah, dropped on Netflix earlier this week and it’s perhaps the perfect holiday treat as far as comedy specials are concerned. 

Though not specifically aimed at the holiday season, the hour captures a still vibrant and unapologetic Haddish through finding her place in being Jewish as well as dealing with her rocketing to genuine stardom (all while being the same she-ready Tiffany you’ve known and loved for years now). In fact, she even gets truly vulnerable in examining that one off-night she had for New Year’s that got blown way out of proportion (cough cough, double standard against female comics, cough) with her signature mirth and levity. 

Yet again, Haddish does a rare thing that you see thing in stand-up these days by celebrating life and celebrating yourself, even at life’s inevitable low points. Her closing “dance” number is a pretty great illustration of this. If you haven’t given Tiffany Haddish’s Black Mitzvah a watch already, make your holidays better by doing so soon.