The Internet Is Demanding Maya Rudolph And Tiffany Haddish Host The 2019 Oscars by the Forward

The Internet Is Demanding Maya Rudolph And Tiffany Haddish Host The 2019 Oscars

It’s unclear how many plebeians have to want something for it to become a reality but I think 5000 is a good place to start.

That’s how many people have signed a petition started by Care2, a social networking site. The author of the petition, who identifies herself as Rebecca G., points out that Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph were funnier in their less than 10 minutes on stage than Jimmy Kimmel was in his two years of hosting.

The petition reads, “Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the second time this year — and it’s the 23rd time a white dude has hosted in the last 30 years. In the last 20 years, just three women (Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, and Anne Hathaway — as cohost with James Franco) and two people of color (Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg) have hosted the Oscars.”

Tiffany Haddish was the first black female standup in history to host SNL. Being the second black woman to host the Oscars? A piece of cake.

Maya Rudolph, of African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, would only make a good thing better.

To be clear, Jimmy Kimmel is a true mensch. I love nothing more than to watch his emotional late-night monologues and I am as relieved as everybody else that his son has come out safely on the other side of his health scare. His short-lived relationship with Sarah Silverman will never be forgotten and, as far as white dudes on late night television are concerned, he is by far my favorite (and there are so many! That’s a real achievement!).

But it’s time to move over and make room for the women who are most famous for their urination/defecation scenes in female buddy comedies.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott

Author

Maya Rudolph, Tiffany Haddish To Host 2019 Oscars?

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

The Internet Is Demanding Maya Rudolph And Tiffany Haddish Host The 2019 Oscars

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close