Girls’ Trip actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has sent an apology to her fans after a disastrous stand-up set at the James L. Knight Center in Miami on New Year’s Eve. After posting an Instagram video in which she talked about being out until 7 a.m. the night before, it seems Haddish went the Will Smith route and partied in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach ‘til the break of dawn—and forgot most of her set.
According to Deadline, a number of fans walked out of the show in frustration, and the Night School star copped to having a bad night on Twitter:
The less-than-good performance has resurfaced comments that fellow stand-up comic (and no stranger to subpar sets himself) Katt Williams made about Haddish in September 2018. On the Frank and Wanda In the Morning show on Atlenta’s V-103, Williams remarked about how the up-and-coming star has yet to prove herself as a legitimate comic. “[Haddish has] been doing comedy since she was 16. You can’t tell me your favorite Tiffany Haddish joke. Why? Because she ain’t done a tour yet. She ain’t done a special. She has not proven the ability to tell jokes, back to back for an hour,” he said.
But even if Williams is in the anti-Tiffany Haddish camp, the pro-Tiff contingent seems to have the numbers to drown him out. Other comedians, including Marlon and Damon Wayans, Kathy Griffin, and more, voiced support for her, with Marlon Wayans tweeting sympathetically about how difficult NYE shows can be:
But, don’t cry for Tiffany Haddish. According to IMDB, she has five projects in various stages of production for 2019, and The Last O.G., the TBS show she stars in with Tracy Morgan, has just been picked up for a second season. She (will be) ready again soon.