Day: April 11, 2017

Hasan Minhaj to deliver keynote at 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner

The 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner might not feature the sitting president of the United States, his staffers or even some of the celebrity weirdness that makes the media dub the annual banquet “nerd prom,” but it’ll still feature a keynote address from a comedian. And one who’s Muslim-American, at that. Hasan Minhaj, correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central, and whose one-man show, “Homecoming King,” will come out later this year on Netflix, will deliver the main address. “It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though...

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Ian Abramson’s shocking late-night debut on Conan

Ian Abramson made the most of his late-night TV debut on Conan on Monday night with a unique twist. And I’m not talking about that mustache. No, Abramson (who hosts/produces a live show and Comedy Central webseries called 7 Minutes in Purgatory) decided to strap a dog’s shock collar around his own neck and give the remote control to an audience member, allowing her to decide whether his jokes were funny or not. If not, she could shock him. Roll the...

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