Will fight for the immigrant narrative: Comedian Hasan Minhaj

WASHINGTON: Popular Indian-American stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has vowed to fight for the “immigrant narrative” amid a rise in hateful rhetoric in the US as he was honoured by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Minhaj, who became the first Indian-American to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year, was honoured by Blasio and New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray at their official residence here yesterday at the Asian-Pacific American Heritage reception.

Blasio presented Minhaj with a proclamation that declared May 10, 2017, in the city as ‘Hasan Minhaj Day’.

Minhaj, accompanied by his wife Beena, described the honour as “unbelievable.”