It’s OK to Lie in Comedy—But Not Like Hasan Minhaj Did – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

It’s OK to Lie in Comedy—But Not Like Hasan Minhaj Did

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Comedian Sam Jay opens her new HBO stand-up special, Salute Me Or Shoot Me, by admitting not only that she’s wearing Spanx, but because she doesn’t know how to pee in them, she’s standing before the audience now with a wet ass. Whether any of that is true or not is irrelevant, because she literally has made herself the butt of the joke.

Hasan Minhaj, on the other hand, found himself clowned upon and debated this past week not because he acknowledged in a New Yorker profile that he had lied in his comedy specials, but because he lied for the wrong reasons.

What’s the difference?

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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