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Celebrity Jeopardy! Fans Slam Hasan Minhaj for 'Painful' Episode

"Hasan Minaj is making Celebrity Jeopardy unwatchable."
  • Hasan Minhaj on Celebrity Jeopardy!. (Photo: Celebrity Jeopardy/Twitter)
    Hasan Minhaj on Celebrity Jeopardy!. (Photo: Celebrity Jeopardy/Twitter)

    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. 

    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."  

    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.

    TOPICS: Celebrity Jeopardy, Hasan Minhaj