Correspondents’ Dinner Host Reportedly Bombs In NY
Comedian Hasan Minhaj, who was named last week as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner host, failed to entertain the crowd at a recent show at the Comedy Cellar in New York, according to Page Six.
The report on Tuesday said the “Daily Show” correspondent’s latest jokes about Donald Trump “bombed.” (RELATED: Celebrities Freak Out Over Trump’s Immigration Restriction)
“He came up to the stage with 10 pages of jokes to try out on us,” one person told the outlet. “But his jokes fell flat. The audience laughed maybe three times.”
“One was about the crucial strategic decisions Trump has to make, like picking between a sand wedge and gap wedge when golfing,” the source added. “Comedy clubs usually save the best for last, but he bombed, with the previous handful of comedians outshining him tenfold.”
The comedian has made it a staple of mocking the president on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” even calling him the “white ISIS” in a past sketch.
Trump announced in February that he would not be attending the annual event. Later, White House staff said that they would not be attending in a show of “solidarity” with the president.
“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” Trump tweeted. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017