Tiffany Haddish Addresses Her DUI Arrest—Kind Of—Just Hours After It Happened

Arrested at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, she still took to the stage Friday night to perform a stand-up routine.

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When you’re a comedian and something happens in your life—especially if that something is documented in the public eye—you laugh about it and make it a part of your stand-up routine. And that’s exactly what Tiffany Haddish did, mere hours after she was arrested for DUI in Beverly Hills.

During a stand-up set in Long Beach, California on Friday night, Haddish spoke about what had happened the night before in Beverly Hills, where in the early morning hours of Friday she was arrested by the Beverly Hills Police Department after allegedly falling asleep behind the wheel of a car, People reports. 

Tiffany Haddish attends the red carpet of the movie "The Card Counter" during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 02, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

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Despite the events just hours earlier, Haddish kept her commitment to the previously scheduled show at Long Beach’s Laugh Factory—and, according to audio obtained by TMZ of her set, she addressed the elephant in the room. When asked about what happened “last night,” Haddish jokingly replied, “You tell me” before cracking a joke about the situation.

“I had prayed to God to send me a man with a job, career, preferably in a uniform, and I answered my prayers,” she said.

On Friday, the Beverly Hills Police Department said they received a call around 5:45 a.m. local time about a woman who was behind the wheel of a car that was stopped in the middle of Beverly Drive, while the car was still running, People reports. After being arrested by authorities, Haddish was released later that day. 

Tiffany Haddish

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The night before, on Thanksgiving, Haddish performed at West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory as part of the venue’s 43rd annual free Thanksgiving feast for the community event.

TMZ reports that Haddish is due in court for the case related to the arrest on December 4.

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