WHCD's Hasan Minhaj: 'Spicer's Go-To Move When You Ask Him A Tough Question is Denying the Holocaust'

Chris Menahan
Apr. 30, 2017

Last night, comedian Hasan Minhaj managed to channel the spirit of Jeb Bush's "please clap" moment for 30 minutes straight in what was undoubtedly the worst White House Correspondents' Dinner of all time.

Diversity hire Minhaj, who is a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, took the time to explain every joke he made while bugging his eyes out to emphasize how funny he is.

Here an excerpt:
We are here to talk about the truth. It is 2017, and we are living in the golden age of lying. Now’s the time to be a liar, and Donald Trump is liar in chief. And remember, you guys are public enemy no. 1. You are his biggest enemy. Journalists, ISIS, normal-length ties. And somehow, you’re the bad guys. That’s why you gotta keep your foot on the gas. Especially with Sean Spicer, who is not here tonight because I think he’s at home Googling how to fake his own death. But I love it when you give it to Sean Spicer. Sean Spicer gives press briefings like someone is going through his browser history while he watches. “Stop it, stop it! Stop shaking your head, stop shakig oyur head! We’ll talk about this tomorrow!” It is the best. Now, you guys are laughing, but realize Sean Spicer’s been doing PR since 1999. He has been doing this job for 18 years, and somehow after 18 years, his go-to move when you ask him a tough question is denying the Holocaust. That is insane. How many people do you know who can turn a press briefing into a full-blown Mel Gibson traffic stop? Only the Spice Man. Only the Spice Man.
Minhaj also managed to work in some "ethnic parenting" jokes:
Now Ivanka Trump isn’t here either, and I wish she was. Because if she was here, I would ask her the question that we’re all thinking: why? Why do you support this man? Because I get it. We all love our parents. But we wouldn’t endorse them for president. If someone’s like hey, Hasan, should your dad be president of the United States? I’d be like, my dad? Najmi Minhaj? The guy who tries to return used underwear to Costco? No!
Hilarious stuff.

Minhaj called Steve Bannon a Nazi:

His most successful joke based off shares appeared to have been this one:
Okay, listen. I get it, I get it—we gotta address the elephant that is not in the room. The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow, and it’s a very long flight. It would be hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday. It’s a Saturday!

As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.

Really, really funny stuff. I especially like how he explained the joke three times. Traveling on Saturdays can be very difficult.

On the flip side, Trump's opener during his rally in Pennsylvania was hilarious:

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