Oscar winner Mo’Nique — who kicks off her Las Vegas residency this week — has some advice for Tiffany Haddish, her fellow comic who just infamously bombed at a New Year’s Eve gig in Miami.
“The advice I would give her is keep on going and don’t judge yourself harshly,” Mo’Nique told Page Six. “That was one show, one night, the next one is coming.”
She added in support of Haddish, “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. That’s what is so disheartening. … We are so quick to throw away and go onto the next instead of saying, ‘OK she had one bad night.’ Now people are saying, ‘Now you have got to prove you are good because you had one bad moment.’”
Haddish reportedly forgot jokes onstage after partying till 7 a.m. before her ill-fated show, where fans walked out. Haddish later confirmed, “I wish it was better Miami,” but told TMZ, “I worked all the way up until New Year’s. So I get out to Miami and I want to celebrate all this prosperity, this greatness … and I might have went a little bit overboard.”
Mo’Nique told us of her own approach to performing: “I’m old-school… venues and sizes doesn’t mean anything to me, because if you paid your money to come see me I don’t care if it’s 300, 3,000 or three [people]. I got to give you my best.”
She’ll appear at sbe’s The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas beginning Friday.
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