The April 25 event will see Indian American comic Minhaj with Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live.”
If the 2017 White House Correspondents’ dinner, left you in splits over stand-up comic Hasan Minhajâ€™s act, then it is time for an encore of the Indian American artisteâ€™s performance.
Minhaj and Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson will headline White House Correspondentsâ€™ dinner on April 25 this year.
While Thompson will be the host at the dinner, Minhaj will be the featured entertainer in his second outing at the much-awaited event.
Soon after the White House Correspondentsâ€™ Association made the announcement on Tuesday morning, Minhaj took to Twitter to inform millions of his followers on social media.
Minhajâ€™s 2017 performance was dubbed as ground-breaking by South Asian watchers not only because an Indian American was headlining the event for the first time, but also because Minhajâ€™s savage jokes took upon everything from racism to President Donald Trump.
True to his style, Minhaj has maintained a very in-your-face attitude to truth in his Netflix show, Patriot Act, which continues to get him great accolades.
In a break from tradition, Trump has not attended the dinner three years in a row since he took over in January 2017. â€œEvery President since Calvin Coolidge (in 1924) has attended the dinner,â€ according to association president Jonathan Karl.
Minhajâ€™s tweet was met with positive response with one Twitter user commenting, â€œwait a minute .. have they WATCHED your show? I like it, I just thought they were going to pick â€˜nice safe non political comediansâ€™ from now on that won’t hurt their feelings.â€