Tiffany Haddish, the 43-year-old comedian known for her quick wit, recently found a way to bring humor into a challenging situation. Following her arrest in Beverly Hills for an alleged DUI, Haddish took to the stage at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, California, where she turned the incident into comic material for her audience.
We confirmed that on Friday, the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) apprehended Haddish after she reportedly fell asleep in her car. Despite the gravity of the situation, Haddish didn’t shy away from discussing it during her stand-up set later that day. According to TMZ, which obtained audio from the show, Haddish responded to a question about the previous night’s events with a humorous take, saying, “You tell me,” followed by a joke linking the incident to her prayers for a man with a job and a uniform.
Haddish’s representatives were not immediately available for comment on the matter.
The BHPD stated they received a call around 5:45 a.m. about a car stopped in the middle of Beverly Drive with the engine running and Haddish asleep at the wheel. She was subsequently arrested and released the same day.
This performance in Long Beach wasn’t Haddish’s first appearance since the incident; she had also performed at The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood the night before as part of the venue’s annual Thanksgiving feast.
This isn’t Haddish’s first brush with the law for a similar offense. In January 2022, she was arrested in Georgia under suspicion of DUI and improper stopping on a highway. The police responded to a call about a driver who had allegedly fallen asleep at the wheel on Highway 74. Haddish was taken into custody without incident and is scheduled to appear in court on December 4 for this case, according to TMZ.
Haddish previously joked about her penchant for attracting men in uniform in a light-hearted manner on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, following her Georgia arrest. She quipped about asking God for a good man and receiving four in uniform, referring to her arresting officers.
The comedian’s ability to find humor in difficult situations is a testament to her resilience and her commitment to bringing laughter, even when facing personal challenges.