‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ fans weren’t laughing at comedian Hasan Minhaj’s antics

Comedian Hasan Minhaj appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy!, Sunday, and the Patriot Act star was very enthusiastic throughout the game.

While host Mayim Bialik thought his schtick was hilarious, the majority of Jeopardy! fans on Twitter found his antics to be a bit much. One person wrote, “I don't know who Hasan Minhaj is but he's being so painfully unfunny and cringe on Celebrity Jeopardy right now.”

Even the other contestants were wowed by his braggadocious playing. As the game progressed, Bialik did a good job wrangling in the comedian.

Despite his bravado, Minhaj only had $1,200 going into Final Jeopardy!, where he finished with a zero balance. Fortunately his charity, International Rescue Committee, will still receive a $30,000 donation.

As for his game show comedy, Minhaj has no regrets. “Scared money don't make money” he said. “Shooters shoot. Go hard in the paint. I have no regrets, Mayim.”

Video transcript

[AUDIO LOGO]

MAYIM BIALIK: Daniel O'Connell, a patriot of this country, got the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. Hasan.

HASAN MINHAJ: What is Ireland.

MAYIM BIALIK: That's correct.

HASAN MINHAJ: Oh! And I guessed that.

- Comedian Hasan Minhaj appeared on "Celebrity Jeopardy" Sunday, and the "Patriot Act" star was very enthusiastic throughout the game.

MAYIM BIALIK: Hasan.

HASAN MINHAJ: Who is Malala? I promise I'll [? follow ?] you back.

MAYIM BIALIK: Yes. Hasan.

HASAN MINHAJ: Who is Justin Bieber?

MAYIM BIALIK: That is correct. Hasan.

HASAN MINHAJ: What is the IRS, Mayim.

MAYIM BIALIK: Correct, Hasan. Woo!

- While host Mayim Bialik thought his shtick was hilarious, the majority of "Jeopardy" fans on Twitter found his antics to be a bit much. One person wrote, "I don't know who Hasan Minhaj is but he's being so painfully unfunny and cringe on Celebrity Jeopardy right now.

MAYIM BIALIK: Troian.

TROIAN BELLISARIO: What is North Carolina?

MAYIM BIALIK: No.

HASAN MINHAJ: Oh, what is South Carolina?

MAYIM BIALIK: Whoa, Will.

WIL WHEATON: What is South Carolina?

MAYIM BIALIK: That's correct. You have to ring in and be called, Hasan. I'm sorry.

- Even the other contestants were wowed by his braggadocious playing.

MAYIM BIALIK: Hasan.

HASAN MINHAJ: Y'all don't know? What is a red shirt?

MAYIM BIALIK: That is correct.

TROIAN BELLISARIO: Wow.

- As the game progressed, Mayim did a pretty good job wrangling the comedian.

HASAN MINHAJ: Leveraged by [MUTTERED] [INAUDIBLE]

MAYIM BIALIK: That's time. That's time. That's time!

- Despite his bravado, Hasan only had $1,200 dollars going into Final Jeopardy where he finished with a zero balance. Fortunately, his charity, International Rescue Committee, will still receive a $30,000 donation. As for his game show comedy, Hasan has no regrets.

HASAN MINHAJ: Scared money don't make money. Shoot or shoot. Go hard in the pain. I have no regrets, Mayim.

MAYIM BIALIK: You played a great game. Really, really fun.

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