‘The Daily Show’ correspondent Hasan Minhaj gave a memorable roast this year at The White House Corespondents Dinner. Media in attendance included Fox News, CNN, C-Span, Dallas Morning News and Hasan wasn’t afraid to throw a few punches to anyone personally. Hasan brought up immigration, he poked fun at the absent Donald Trump, and the speech was well deserving of the recognition its receiving. Check out our favorite moments.
When he brought up immigration
“I would say it is an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact, it is not no one wanted to do this so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant.”
“Only in America can a first generation American Muslim kid get on this stage and make fun of the president, the orange man behind the muslim ban”
When he roasted the administration
“We gotta address the elephant thats not in the room, the leader of our country is not here, and thats because he live in Moscow it is a very long flight Vlad cant just make it on a saturday, its a saturday”
“He’s tweeting at 3am sober. who tweets at 3am sober? Donald Trump because its 10am in russia, those are business hours.”
“Donald Trump is liar in chief and remember you guys are public enemy number one. You are his biggest enemy- journalists, ISIS, normal length ties, and somehow you’re the bad guys.”
“This has been one of the strangest events i have ever done in my life to be honest with you like, i feel like I’m a tribute in the hunger games like, if this goes poorly Steve Bannon gets to eat me”
“It was all fun and games with Obama, right? You were covering the adult who could speak english, and now your covering President Trump. You got to take your game to a whole new level. Its like if a bunch of stripper cops had to solve a real life murder”
And when he celebrated (and roasted) journalists.
“We’re 100 days in, one thousand three hundred sixty days to go. You guys (journalists) are running the marathon and I’m at the half mile mark giving you tape for your nipples”
“It finally happened, Bill O’Reilly has been fired but then you(Fox News) gave him a 25 million severance package making it the only package he wont force a woman to touch.”
“Well as a muslim i like to watch Fox News for the same reason i like to play call of duty, sometimes i like to turn my brain off and watch strangers insult my family and heritage”
“Now that you guys are minorities, just for this moment you might understand the position i was in and it was the same position a lot of minorities feel in this country and its you know, do i come up here and just try to fit in and not ruffle up any feathers or do i say how i really feel because this event is about celebrating the first amendment and free speech”
Hasan Minhaj is a correspondent on The Daily Show so go watch!
Jasmine Palacios is a performer/writer born in Dallas, TX. She studied at the Austin School of film, Institution Theater and Coldtowne Conservatory. With upcoming projects in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, she's based herself in Austin, TX, pursuing all that is entertainment. Some of her biggest influences include Jim Carrey, Black Sabbath, and Paul Thomas Anderson!