Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj coming to Netflix
Netflix has announced the arrival of a new comedy show. The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj will debut on Netflix on Sunday, October 28. Netflix has committed to an unprecedented 32 episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show.
— Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (@patriotact) August 9, 2018
Minhaj’s weekly comedy 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.
Last year, Minhaj earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King that earned him a 2018 Peabody Award, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. A first-generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was Jon’s last hire, in November 2014 as a correspondent and continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year. In addition, Minhaj and his sketch comedy quartet, Goatface, will bring their wide-ranging brand of humor to Comedy Central for a one-hour special later this year.
Before you get to see him on Netflix, Hasan Minhaj is kicking off a 16-city North American Tour, Before the Storm, starting August 11th. Dates, locations, and more information can be found at HasanMinhaj.com.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is executive produced by Hasan Minhaj, co-creator Prashanth Venkataramanujam, Art & Industry’s Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman, and Jennie Church-Cooper of Haven Entertainment. Jim Margolis joins as both the showrunner and as an executive producer.
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