Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hasan Minhaj at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner

That was a tough audience, but Hasan Minhaj was great, wasn't he?

I was wondering how this would go, since the president and his entire administration skipped it (for the first time since Ronald Reagan was recovering from being shot). So did many celebrities.

This was a tough gig. And I'd only seen Minhaj in brief sketches on The Daily Show. So I wasn't sure what to expect. But he killed it, don't you think? I was impressed.

Incidentally, Samantha Bee held a competing event last night, the Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Check it out.


Chimeradave said...

He did a great job giving the Trump administration and the medis a good roasting. But the first few minutes were rough, it was silence for his early jokes but they started laughing after a little while

Chimeradave said...


Bill Garthright said...

Yes, and that can't have been easy. The media don't especially want to piss off Donald Trump, and he's not a guy who can take a joke as his own expense. Choosing a Muslim comedian for the dinner was ballsy enough, but I don't think the representatives of the media were in a mood to laugh.

Good to hear from you, John. I hope you're doing well.