Hassan Minhaj regrets his dysfunctional behavior on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and the resulting reaction. Very sorry.
The alum appeared on “The Daily Show” Thursday on “The Tonight Show” to offer a heartfelt apology for his heavy appearance on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” Monday. Remorse was sought after criticism on social media for his antics on the sober game show.
‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon even produced an article on air from TVInsider.com Documenting “Danger!” Viewers angered the platformer. The headline was: “Celebrity Danger!” Fans call Hassan Minhaj the contestant “the most annoying ever”.
“It hurts because the show has been going on for more than 58 years,” Minhaj said. “And they have 15,000 contestants in the show. And Dr. Oz was a contestant.”
“‘Risk!’ Minhaj added that fans hate Shojaei,” even if he was raising money for the International Relief Committee during the episode.
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“I’m sorry I defiled an American institution,” the comedian said, looking into the camera. “I’m sorry I snatched your linear TV lollipop at 7 p.m. from your elderly mouth. Most importantly, I’m sorry for trying to make a game of ‘Danger!’ ” cheerful.”
His apology came with explanations. The comedian said he was “playing hard and passionate” with his celebrations after he got the questions right.
“You got into it, and if I get it right, you should get hung up on the edge,” Hassan said.
He explained that the game is completely different on the set.
When you play Jeopardy! “At home and you’re sweating and you’re confident you’re playing with the shampoo or the remote control, you think you’re (expletive),” Minhaj said. “But you don’t know what this game is doing to you in the arena.”
He also claimed that his bell to answer questions “was illogical” and that he had told the show’s producer as well as host Mayim Bialik.
Minhaj said, “While there I said: ‘Mim, my percussionist, my bell!’ She said, ‘Your bell is fine.’ I go, ‘You light me with gas.’ She said, ‘No, I am not.’” Minhaj says.
But Minhaj eventually agreed that he was out of place in the realm of “quiet cerebral peril”.
“I need to go to a place where the moron is kissed,” Minghah said. “That is why next summer I, Hassan Minhaj, will transfer my talents to ‘The Price is Right.’”