Not everyone was a fan of Hasan Minhaj's performance on Celebrity Jeopardy! last night.
The comedian went up against Wil Wheaton and Troian Bellisario on the quiz show and drew ire from fans for answering questions in a goofy nature and mugging into the camera. While Minhaj's attempts to bring some levity into the game seemed harmless, viewers took to Twitter to dub the Patriot Act host "annoying" and "painful".
"I can't believe I watched," wrote one user. "I can't stand this guy named Hasan," said another.
Had to shut it off. He is insanely annoying and insulting the memory of Alex Trebek— Joanne (@joanne7926) October 31, 2022
Watching celebrity jeopardy and I dont think Hasan Minhaj is physically capable of just answering a question like a normal person— Big Spooky Dad 🎃 (@BigTucsonDad) October 31, 2022
Hassan is a funny fellow. However, this episode of #CelebrityJeopardy is painful to watch. He is spoiling the watch experience.— Daniel MacMahon (@DanielMacMahon) October 31, 2022
I was expecting tonight's Celebrity Jeopardy to be a pretty good game; I was not expecting Hasan to be annoying af. Take it down *several* levels, man.— Jodi (@tvisgoodx) October 31, 2022
Watching Celebrity Jeopardy and good god Hasan Minhaj is so annoying.— fred hickey (@fredhickey) October 31, 2022
Hard to enjoy the show with him hamming it.
Hasan Minhaj is definitely the most annoying person on the planet and I can't believe I watched #CelebrityJeopardy this long before turning it off.— Name Cannot Be Blank (@12itemsOrLess) October 31, 2022
I can’t stand this guy named Hasan on #CelebrityJeopardy. Holy crap, he is the most annoying and cringe person I’ve ever seen. Secondhand embarrassment.— eclectic eccentric (@super__nature) October 31, 2022
His enthusiastic performance may have grated some fans, but others enjoyed Minhaj's silly schtick. "Tonight's Celebrity Jeopardy was too funny. S/O to Hasan Minhaj," wrote one fan. Another crowned him the "funniest Jeopardy! player of all time."
Okay, we can have Hasan back for live Jeopardy! to give comedic commentary. Interception, indeed. #CelebrityJeopardy— Lindsay “Ashley” Wilcox (@lndsyloves) October 31, 2022
Hasan Minaj, whom I’m sure I embarrassed myself in front of once, is the funniest Jeopardy! player of all time.— Adam “Guackymolo” Reyna (@wayneadam) October 31, 2022
Minhaj played to raise money for the International Rescue Committee, an organization aiding the humanitarian effort for the victims of the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan. He finished the evening in third place. Wheaton will advance onto the semifinals.
Celebrity Jeopardy! airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.
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Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.