Haddish, like at the 2018 Oscars, wore traditional Eritrean attire in honor of her father. “It’s very special because as black people, when we were brought here to America, a lot of our heritage was stripped from us,” Haddish told Variety. “Being able to do my DNA test and find out who I really am, I feel like it’s very important to share that with the world, so we can all start digging and find out who we are and start having some honor and pride in ourselves.
As Variety reports, on Tuesday night Haddish threw an extravagant, star-studded bat mitzvah party for herself–“Black Mitzvah” also happens to be the name and theme of the star’s new Netflix comedy special.
We are not that different. “[The bat mitzvah] was unlike anything I’ve seen before,” added Nealon, who also referred to the ceremony as "very moving" and "grounded. “I’ve been at bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs," he said. "[But] I saw in her face so much love coming from her and so much gratefulness for everything that she’s gotten in her life now.