Tiffany Haddish Is Readyyy for Kids Say the Darndest Things Reboot; Signs On as Host

Tiffany Haddish attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion on May 06, 2019 in New York City.
Tiffany Haddish attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion on May 06, 2019 in New York City.
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Tiffany Haddish has been known to say and do the darndest things—and now she’ll be hosting a show full of kids with that same energy!


The 39-year-old comedian has been confirmed as the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things, a reboot of the popular TV show hosted by Bill Cosby from 1995-2000. The show is based off of Art Linkletter’s House Party which aired from 1945-1969.

Per Deadline:

Each episode of the series from CBS Television Studios highlights the comedic perspectives of a diverse group of kids in segments, such as “Kids Rule,” in which they explain to Haddish the rules for everything from sportsmanship to dating; “Love Talk,” where the host seeks advice on her love life; “Best Carpool Ever,” with Haddish taking on carpool duty with a minivan full of kids; “Granny Tiff,” when the host, in prosthetics and dressed up as an older woman, receives technology advice from the kids; and more.

“I’m excited to hear what kids have to say these days because I can’t understand what they are saying on social media,” Haddish said, via Deadline. “They’re using too many abbreviations!”

I was an avid watcher of both House Party (syndicated, of course) and
the original Kids Say the Darndest Things, as I was both thoroughly tickled with the concept and wanted to be on the show. I can imagine Haddish’s goofiness and outlandish brand of comedy will fit right in with the precocious and flamboyant group of children.

Kids Say the Darndest Things, hosted by Tiffany Haddish, will premiere this fall and will air on ABC on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.

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“Aw, I got this one. This got me written all... what the fuck???”

Steve Harvey upon hearing about this show and the new host, probably.