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Meet Hasan Minhaj: The Muslim Comedian Who Roasted Trump in Front of Reporters

posted on May 1, 2017

For The Washington Post, Kate Shellnutt reports that Hasan Minhaj became the first Muslim to headline the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday. Minhaj, a comedian for “The Daily Show,” asked the audience, “Who would have thought, with everything going on in the country right now, that a Muslim would be standing on this stage?” Shellnutt writes, “The Comedy Central star joins a new generation of young performers like Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation,” “Master of None”) and Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of,” “Rogue One”) who aim to reclaim their Muslim heritage from post-9/11 stereotypes and instead offer a richer view of navigating two cultures.”

Read at The Washington Post