So What If Tiffany Haddish Bombed On Stage?
2019 literally just started and the Devil and his hotep army are already busy. On New Years Eve, Tiffany Haddish bombed during an onstage stand up performance in Miami. Of course, people booed. Some people left the venue and there was one jackass who probably used his all of his tip money from delivering pizzas for Papa Johns to purchase his tickets who decided to be an annoying ass heckler. Tiffany had a rough night, it happens, and she owned up to it. She handled it to the best of her ability by getting drunk on stage and taking questions from the audience. I know I don’t go into work every day at the prime of my game, so why should I be upset with her for not bringing her A-game one night? Sure, I’m allowed to be disappointed, but I can’t be an ass about it. She’s human! Unfortunately, not everyone has the same mindset that I do. You see, there’s a certain set of self-serving entitled assholes who hold women to a completely different and higher standard than they do men, and they’re using this one instance to completely trash Tiffany and her comedic skills. All I have to say is: “Not on my watch!”
Katt Williams recently stated that he didn’t find Tiffany Haddish funny and that she hasn’t proven herself to be a great comic. First of all, Katt needs to keep his mouth closed before they bring up his laundry list of recent shenanigans. Second, I’m sorry, but have y’all seen Kevin Hart lately? That man hasn’t been funny in years. And yes, he’s collecting his coins, but tell me one movie that he’s been in recently that was genuinely funny. I’ll wait.
And before you say it, Jumanji doesn’t count. Kevin Hart is going through the Driving Miss Daisy phase of his career right now by playing the comedic relief to white male stars in movies. He’s been nothing but loud yelling and “look at me, I’m short jokes” for almost a decade but society doesn’t ride his ass the way that they do Tiffany’s. Why aren’t y’all nagging this man? Or hounding him to make a funny movie that doesn’t rely on him being compared to a child or doing other kinds of ignorant shit? Why don’t y’all get on Katt for trying to talk about Wanda’s wig when his hairline is making a Stevie Wonder-esque migration to the back of his head? Or why Alligator Man is probably the best thing he’s done in 10 years but he shouldn’t let that go to his head? Why is Tiffany expected to be on point at all times but these other assholes aren’t? Oh I know. It’s because she’s a woman.
Personally, I don’t care whether or not you find Tiffany Haddish to be funny, but you will put some respeck on her name. So what if she bombed on stage? You don’t get to judge her as being inept in her field or poor at her job just because of one bad night. All comedians have bad nights, ask any of them and they will tell you about it. In fact, many will say you’re not a good comedian if you haven’t fucking bombed on stage.
If you don’t think that Eddie Murphy, Monique, Sinbad, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Sommore, or any one of your faves have never had a bad night, then you’re sadly mistaken. Rapid developments in technology and the growing access and importance of social media just means that more people know about these mistakes than previously. But trust me, it happened and it still does happen. It does not give you the right to be disrespectful to her. If you think it’s bad, quietly gather your things and leave. Don’t cause a scene for clicks. One post is not going to cause you to be booked and busy sis, and that’s just facts. So either leave or sit your ass down somewhere.
Regardless, I’m proud of Tiffany for making the best out of a bad situation and doing whatever’s necessary to ensure it doesn’t happen again. She’s taking this as a learning experience to grow and become better at her craft, as she should. We should all endeavor to do the same. And if I can put up with half of these tired ass comedians that y’all enjoy and 92% of the cast of SNL, then y’all can let Tiffany Haddish do her damn thing. She’s not going anywhere so get over it you misogynistic assholes.