DC police arrested Dan Nainan for assaulting me.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2013
Immediately after his set at DC Improv tonight (but during the next person's set), Dan Nainan was arrested for punching Newsweek Daily Beast correspondent Josh Rogin in the face after Rogin commented on the performance via Twitter.
The escalation looked something like this:
Dan Nainan was funny until he dusted off his 2005 Katrina jokes in a gratingly bad GWB impression. #DCImprov— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2013
Dan Nainan makes his umpteenth joke about how Asians cant distinguish between letters "L" and "R". Election, erection, we get it. #DCImprov— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2013
Dan Nainan just punched me in the face. Not a joke.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2013
We are calling the police on Dan Nainan who just punched me twice in front of several witnesses. #dcimprov— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2013
“Dan Nainan comes over to me and says, ‘Are you Josh Rogin,’ and I said yes and then he punched me in the jaw, then he pushed me, then he walked away and about 10 seconds later he came over and punched me again,” Rogin told Whispers directly after the fight. (Whispers was also an eyewitness to the incident.) “At that point I yelled, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ other people noticed and they courted him off and the bouncers escorted him from the show room and we called the police and he’s in the process of being arrested,” Rogin continued.
Twitter fight IRL, I guess.