Missing from the room for WHCD: President Donald Trump, who very publicly opted out earlier this year.
Not missing from the room for WHCD: A gaggle of the media elite's top journalists and reporters.
The show featured various speakers who highlighted some of the year's top reporting moments and honored all of those who cover the news each day of every year. Minhaj has been openly blasting Trump on "The Daily Show" since he started running for office and Saturday was no exception as he hammered POTUS and the Trump administration harder than ever.
Minhaj gained notoriety back in 2016 when he hilariously roasted congress at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner. Besides just slamming the Republican Party, Minhaj took lots of jabs at CNN, The NRA, MSNBC, Fox News almost nobody was immune and least not no-show Trump. From mocking press secretary Sean Spicer to calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and pointing out the elephant that WASN'T in the room (ahem, Donald Trump) Minhaj didn't hold back. The reviews haven't just yet started to surface as far as how his hosting played. Come back tomorrow for that verdict.
In the meantime, here are TooFab's picks for the 7 best and 7 worst jokes from his speech.
"Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the series finale of The White House Correspondents Dinner"
"In four hours Donald Trump will be tweeting about how badly Nicki Minaj bombed at this dinner"
"Only in America can a Muslim get on this stage and make fun of the President"
"No one wanted to do this, so of course it landed in the hands of an immigrant"
"A lot of people told me Hasan that if you go after the administration it would be petty, unfair, and childish. In other words 'presidential,' so here we go."
"The news coming out of the White House is so stressful, I have been watching 'House of Cards' just to relax."
"He doesn't touch alcohol, which is oddly respectable. But think about that, it means that every statement, every interview, every tweet: completely sober. How is that possible?"