The veteran comedian — who’s about to start her Las Vegas residency — recently spoke to Page Six and told the “Nobody’s Fool” star that one bad night doesn’t define her or the stand-up skills she possesses.
As previously reported, Haddish slurred her words during the New Year’s Eve show at Miami’s James L. Knight Center, forgot jokes, and appeared to be intoxicated.
Some people eventually walked out, and Haddish admitted that she was partying before hitting the stage and it got the best of her. She also said it’s something that will never happen again.
“The advice I would give her is keep on going and don’t judge yourself harshly,” Mo’Nique advised in the Jan. 9 interview. “Tell me other times you heard of Tiffany Haddish bomb? So let’s just put it off to she had a bad night, she had a bad moment. Let’s put it to that before you want to just throw her away.”
Most people probably wouldn’t have predicted that Mo’Nique would be defending Haddish, seeing as they had a minor dispute in March of 2018.
It was after the “Queens of Comedy” star called for a boycott of Netflix because she thought the $500,00 offer for a comedy special was too low. Haddish criticized Mo’Nique for the protest and said she was being self-serving.
“When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting,” Haddish told GQ. “I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered. If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them.”
Then a few days later on “Mo’Nique & Sidney’s Open Relationship,” the former “Parkers” star responded to Haddish and said she has some of her facts wrong about the Netflix protest.
“Because number one, she’s my sister universally and she’s my sister in comedy,” Mo’Nique stated. “However, I understand what she’s saying because she know not what she says.”