Tiffany Haddish is apparently Ellen DeGeneres’ talk-show heir apparent

Actress Tiffany Haddish arrives at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Cen...

There are some (white) people with their own talk shows or late-night shows who actually aren’t that good at being talk-show hosts. While Drew Barrymore has something – give her time, I think – Kelly Clarkson is a terrible talk-show host. It’s also past time for The View to be put out of its misery. And I’m sorry folks, but I still don’t think Stephen Colbert is very good in The Late Show format. As we all know, Ellen DeGeneres was once the “queen of nice,” and her talk show was full of dancing and good vibes. Until all of that wore thin and Ellen and the producers kept the show limping on for years longer than they should have stayed on air. We now have one final season of Ellen’s show to get through, and then she’ll apparently pass her daytime talk show to an heir. So who is the heir apparent? According to sources, it’s Tiffany Haddish.

Tiffany Haddish is poised to take over Ellen’s TV crown, Page Six is told. The “Girls Trip” star, 40, has frequently filled in for Ellen DeGeneres, 63. In the wake of her killing her daytime talk show, a senior NBCUniversal source told us: “Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades. She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.” Haddish filled in for DeGeneres – who announced Wednesday she is quitting her show after 19 seasons – last October and this April.

As we revealed in February, DeGeneres owns the rights to her show, which is syndicated and produced by Warner Bros. so it’s impossible to replace her without launching a fresh format with a new host.

Apart from her guest hosting duties, Haddish has been flexing her hosting muscles on CBS’s “Kids Say The Darndest Things.” She’s also currently appearing opposite Billy Crystal in new movie, “Here Today.”

Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson — whose show airs in most markets after DeGeneres — is a favorite to grab her 3pm time slot.

[From Page Six]

Generally speaking, I think Tiffany is probably one of the better options for Ellen’s heir. Tiffany is a good interviewer and a good talker. She can riff without a script. She knows everybody. She has tons of funny stories. Yes, sometimes her riffs get her into big trouble (her “jokes” about Bill Cosby are still disgusting), but they have time to whitewash some of her more controversial past jokes and all of that. Plus, it would just be cool to see an incredibly talented Black woman take over Ellen’s show. Tiffany clearly wants to do more mainstream, network TV too, so it sounds like she’s been angling for this gig for a few years already.

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  1. Reece says:

    My reaction:
    I mean, ahhh, I just, no, No.

    • Giddy says:

      I’m the opposite! I love her. She’s talented, empathetic and if she’s not truly interested, she can fake it with the best! She also has that kind of sparkling energy that Ellen had many years ago; that attitude that shouts “I’m excited, let’s have fun!”

  2. Amy Bee says:

    Hmm…not sure. She’s been accused of bullying a doctor on clubhouse some months ago.

  3. Ann says:

    I like her. My husband loves her, he read her book. I think she seems like a good choice, but I’m not a daytime TV watcher and only saw Ellen’s show a few times so what do I know?

  4. Noki says:

    She is not funny ,i find her annoying,she needs to bring it down a notch and she is one of those comedians who wait for you to laugh at their jokes first.

    • Mrs. Peel says:

      Thank you for echoing my sentiments 100%!

    • Ann H says:

      I was looking forward to watching her on “Kids say the Darnest Things”, but was dissipointed because she made it all about her, and not the kids, so it wasn’t funny.

  5. Radioactive says:


  6. Keats says:

    Sigh. She’s also a bully though.

    • BlueSky says:

      That and not funny. She’s a one note comedian with no range. She’s extra and thirsty.

      • Keats says:

        Oh I think she’s extremely funny! I was really bummed out when I heard how awful she was to that doctor. Humor is a very different strokes/different folks kinda thing, meanness isn’t though.

    • BlueSky says:

      It was not just meanness. Allegedly she doxxed this girl who ended up getting harassed and she attempted suicide.

  7. april says:

    I would love to see her take over Ellen’s show. I think she’s very funny. I recently saw her on Colbert and also on Cordon and she was great.

  8. Lionel says:

    I used to be her biggest fan. And then she came out as a COVID-denier and a bully whose tactics led to real and serious harm. NBC has no business giving her a forum to spread misinformation and hate.

  9. Monica says:

    Amber Ruffin!

    • lemontwist says:

      LOVE Amber Ruffin! She and Tarik have the best chemistry and the whole team at The Amber Ruffin Show show is top-notch.
      But I’d be sad if she went to daytime tv. It’s such a different genre and seems like it would confine the awesome range she has. My dream is that one of the Jimmy’s will just find something else to do already and give Amber the late-night spot she deserves. 🤞

  10. Amando says:

    I like a couple of her movie roles, but overall, I find her to be obnoxious.

  11. Gennessee says:

    Oh. I don’t know about that. Her humor is raunchy. I love her Netflix specials but she’s definitely suited more for late night talk shows. Daytime needs someone less controversial by nature. Its why Ellen (and her comedy) worked. She is as raunchy as kittens snuggling by a fireplace. I’d rather see Haddish take over the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Now HE would be a great 3pm pick.