Stand-up comic and veteran correspondent for The Daily Show, Hasan Minhaj, has officially signed with Netflix to star in his own weekly talk show. The streaming service has committed to a 32-episode order which makes Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy talk show. He was Jon Stewart’s last hire for The Daily Show as a correspondent in November 2014 prior to Trevor Noah taking over the revered desk the following year. Minhaj stayed onboard and has appeared alongside Noah since then.
With the deal, Minhaj will stay on the political talk show through the end of July, before beginning work on this new project.
The show will explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. Each week, Minhaj will bring his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. He revealed in a statement how “thrilled” he was to be “joining the Netflix family as the country braces for another election season. And like you, I cannot wait to find out who Putin picks this time.”
Minhaj will executive produce along with executive producer/co-creator Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Art & Industry’s Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman and Haven Entertainment’s Jennie Church-Cooper.
Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix said “I’ve been a big fan of Hasan’s for many years. He’s a phenomenal writer with a distinct point of view. He is a brilliant performer, who is hilarious both on stage and off, and more importantly he isn’t afraid to share his thoughtful voice and unique perspective. We are so excited to bring his new talk series to Netflix members around the world.”
Minhaj earned rave reviews last year for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King as well as his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
The talk show is set to debut on the platform later this year.
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