Daily Show Correspondent and Homecoming King Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix Show Will Air in October

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With all the late night shows following politics with humor and satirical bits dominating media right now, it doesn’t seem like we need any more talk shows. However, the first promo for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj appeared yesterday and I immediately ate those words.

Minhaj has always been amazing on The Daily Show but he really won my heart and everlasting loyalty with his biting take-down of Congress at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner following the Pulse shooting and then his equally brutal 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner speech. Following that, the comedian released his amazing stand-up special Homecoming King (which, if you haven’t seen, should immediately watch), where Minhaj talked about his family’s life in California, his first heartbreak, and landing his Daily Show gig. His specific insight, humor, and earnestness is phenomenal and I can’t wait to see him as host.

Patriot Act, according to Netflix, “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.” The show will debut Sunday, October 28th.

With a 32 episode order, the show also makes Hasan Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show. The comedian is also an executive producer on the project, along with co-creator Prashanth Venkataramanujam (Bill Nye Saves the World, the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner).

Are you going to be watching Patriot Act?

(image: Netflix)

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