Comedian Hasan Minhaj was this close to having the opportunity to devastate some Washington DC insiders with his caustic wit until the 2020 White House Correspondents Dinner at which he was scheduled to be a featured entertainer was canceled due to COVID19. However, Hasan made up for it by calling Dax Shepard almost ugly while strapped up to a lie detector for a Vanity Fair interview from last year that recently went viral on Twitter. I’ll just say this — no lie was detected.
Kenan Thompson Will Host This Year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner With Hasan Minhaj As A Featured Performer
After Michelle Wolf set the room on fire with her now legendary smoky eye bit at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, the White House Correspondents Association decided to play it safe the next year by inviting historian Ron Chernow to host. Sadly, Ron’s one joke about how many founding fathers it takes to screw in a light bulb (A: While no exact number can be found, section IIV of the Federalist Papers No. 70 under the subheading Governance By Too Few, line 235 indicates that no fewer than 3 and no more than 7 can be considered a quorum adequate to facilitate the exchange of expired filamentary goods therefore the number is no greater than 4) went over like a lead balloon. It was sad for the 8 people who tuned in. So now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the professionals are coming back this year and SNL’s Kenan Thompson will be hosting with comedian Hasan Minhaj back as a featured entertainer.