In a cruel ironic twist of fate, Tiffany Haddish reportedly completely bombed at the first show of her #SheReady Tour. In her Miami New Year’s Eve performance, attendees reported that Haddish started lukewarm, then made a some major flubs by forgetting jokes and not landing her punchlines well. As the set progressed, several audience members booed, heckled and eventually walked out before the show was over.
I went to go see if @TiffanyHaddish was actually funny. I ended up doing this. Conclusion: She is not funny. Horrible show. In her defense, she said she was having a rough night. She didn’t have to be up there. She ended up inviting me up on stage to tell jokes. 🤦🏾♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/Ze1BPzeY9S
— Andrew Chestnutt (@AndrewChestnut1) January 1, 2019
She wasn’t funny, it was hard to watch. Her jokes bombed started asking people in the front row if they had questions. Then she said people not good on their job everyday. 🤦🏾♀️ #SheNotReady
— Surelle (@Indomitable1908) January 1, 2019
According to TMZ, after watching fans walk out, Haddish cut her set short and drank Ciroc with some of the remaining audience members. If the show wasn’t a good time, we can imagine that the after party was!
Haddish took to Twitter the next day to address the incident.
Yes this happened. I wish it was better Miami. I prayed on it and I have a strong feeling this will never happened again. Tiffany Haddish Bombs, Drinks with Fans Instead https://t.co/4QxPn0j0xc via @TheRoot
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) January 1, 2019
Tiffany’s fellow comics weren’t okay with watching one of their own get roasted for bombing a set — something every comedian does. Celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Kathy Griffin, Damon Wayans Jr. and Questlove came to Haddish’s defense.
I bombed last night too and all I had to do was read a prompter and also I lost an eyeball. fuck it we good and you are a queen
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 2, 2019
This is the price of fame when you’re a comic. I was so lucky that there wasn’t a Snapchat/IG when I was starting out on my first big tour. No REAL comic never bombs.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 1, 2019
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 2, 2019
Cameras blow everything out of proportion. Having a bad set is part of being a comic. You’re dope 🙂
— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) January 1, 2019
Failure is a part of growth and lessons get learned. The crowd will speak on this night forever so they had an experience, and you are the wiser. Not end of world. You’ll shine more in 2019
— Questlove (In E flat) (@questlove) January 1, 2019
I know you aren’t tripping off this, because you’re a pro who understands we all have off nights. I just wanna remind you that YOU ARE A QUEEN. You been the same person since day ONE and anyone who doesn’t respect your grind and talent is a fool. Happy new year, friend!
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) January 1, 2019
Hopefully Tiffany is right and it won’t happen again (and if it does, that’s just part of life) but until her next show, here’s the eyeball fail Chrissy was referring to in her tweet. Oh Teigen, never change (but also, we really hope you still have both eyes).
I’m okay! https://t.co/JR2uo7N5ec
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 1, 2019