Tiffany Haddish is one of several stand-up’s influenced by the late Bob Saget, recently sharing a moment of mentorship from the television star while she attended a free comedy camp in her teens.
“My first memory of him is when he came into the comedy camp and I got on stage to tell some of my jokes,” the “Girls Trip” star, 42, recalled to Extra in an interview published Friday. “He goes, ‘Good, that’s good. Now keep the time…’ Like, stick to time.” Explaining she went over her three minutes, she said, “I was going over the time… I wanted to tell my whole story.”
Haddish attended Los Angeles comedy club The Laugh Factory’s free comedy camp during her teen years, where she was encouraged by veteran comics like Saget, who was laid to rest Friday afternoon after his untimely death at the age of 64.
“I am going to miss you so much😭😭,” Haddish shared on Instagram upon hearing news of his death. “You have brought so much joy to this planet . You were one of my 1st Great teachers. You always made me feel safe and worthy. You always made me laugh 😂. Now you make God and all the Angels laugh I Love you forever! 🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾❤️.”
Saget was grieved Friday by over 100 guests who attended his funeral service, including Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Chris Rock, Jimmy Kimmel and Jeff Ross, who served as a pallbearer alongside John Mayer, Judd Apatow, John Stamos and other close friends.
Haddish, unfortunately, was most recently arrested in Georgia for a DUI after allegedly nodding off at the wheel.