Tiffany Haddish just set the bar perhaps a bit too high for future “Lip Sync Battle” performers. Going up against Jimmy Fallon at his home turf “The Tonight Show” on Thursday, Haddish was sure to save her best for last, securing an easy win in the very informal competition.
Up first, her host Fallon kicked things off with a little “Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite, complete with a nifty aerial camera-angle trick. Haddish responded with “Afro Puffs” by The Lady of Rage. She rocked rough and stuff, but it wasn’t particularly mind-blowing.
That’s when the props came out and the whole thing heated up.
Fallon fought back with his best Post Malone. The “Saturday Night Live” alum paused mid-performance to get face tattoos administered by a stagehand. OK, points for originality.
Haddish then one-upped him by going old school — real old school — on James Brown’s “Sex Machine.”
Swapping out Fallon’s color camera in favor of a black & white filter, Haddish also had all the moves, and the appreciative 30 Rock studio audience got on their feet for the Groupon spokeswoman.
Yes, Haddish got a cape put on her for the climax, courtesy of The Roots.
Watch the video above.