Tiffany Haddish: ‘God Might Be Intersex’

In an in interview in the New York Times, comedian Tiffany Haddish suggested that God might be intersex when asked if she thought the almighty creator had a sense of humor.

 

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She talked about her most recent role in The Card Counter, by director Paul Schrader seemed “to mark a new level of industry acceptance for Haddish’s manifold talents—though Haddish pushed back on that notion. “People have said, ‘You’ve crossed over, Tiffany,’” says Haddish, who is 41. “But I haven’t. There’s this big film festival coming up and I’m seeing what they’re doing for my counterparts: A lot of them are getting paid to be there. I am not. I am paying to be there. But I’m willing to invest in myself. I’ve always made a return on that investment.”

Above: Oscar Isaacs and Haddish in The Card Counter.

She said costar Oscar Isaac was gorgeous and talented, that her dream was to be regular cast member on SNL, and when asked if she thought God had a sense of humor, “God is the best comedian of all time. Just looking at the animals — God has definitely got a sense of humor, and a little crazy. I was just swimming with sharks, [as the host of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week in July] and when I saw sharks having sex, that’s when I knew God is not a woman. God might be a hermaphrodite or something. I mean, no, you’re not allowed to use that word no more. God might be intersex.”

Above: Haddish in her 2020 NETFLIX special Black Mitzvah

Haddish elaborated, describing shark sex as very violent. “It takes two sharks to take down one female shark, because female sharks are bigger than male sharks. Their skin is thicker because the male sharks bite into their fins and flip them over. This is how you know God is a comedian: Male sharks have two penises. They’re called claspers. They’re pointy and not necessarily comfortable, I’m going to just put it like that. The female shark, if she passes out — she stops breathing, and he flips her over and they drag her along the coral reef. When he’s done, if she doesn’t hurry up and wake up and flip back over, then another shark can come and try to eat her or take advantage of her. You can always tell when a female shark has been mating because her back will be all scratched up. It’s bad. I wanted to start a support group for them.”

 

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Read the full interview here.