Creator and Host of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Former Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedian, Actor & Writer
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. Until recently, he was a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program The Daily Show. A featured storyteller for The Moth his work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television.
White House Correspondents’ Dinner
In April 2017, Hasan was the featured speaker at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he took on the traditional role of roasting Washington, D.C. society, national politics, current events, the current president, the Washington press corps, and the American media.
Minhaj’s one-man show, Homecoming King, debuted Off-Broadway in 2015. The show featured a central theme of the immigrant experience in the United States today, illustrated with stories from Minhaj’s life as a first-generation Indian-American Muslim. He later turned the show into his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which premiered on Netflix in May 2017.
The King’s Jester
Five years after his breakout Peabody-Award-winning Netflix special Homecoming King, Hasan Minhaj is back with his second Netflix special, The King’s Jester. Known for his incisive social commentary on Patriot Act, Minhaj returns to his storytelling roots with a vulnerable and hilarious portrait of a comedian struggling with fertility, fatherhood, fame, and freedom of speech — all against the backdrop of a jaw-dropping visual experience.
The Daily Show
Hasan Minhaj was one of Jon Stewart’s last hires on The Daily Show. Joining as a correspondent in late 2014, he’s covered everything from Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., labor issues to negotiations with Iran, and become one it’s most beloved and recognizable contributors.
In August 2018, Minhaj left The Daily Show to focus on a weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on Netflix. It was a critical success and has been renewed with new shows to begin airing in February 2019.
Stand Up Comedy
In 2008, Hasan won Wild 94.9’s “Best Comic Standing” competition, which resulted in his working as an opening act for Katt Williams, Pablo Francisco, and Gabriel Iglesias. He hosted the documentary special Stand Up Planet produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
His viral web series The Truth with Hasan Minhaj has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker, and The New York Times.
He has been seen on a variety of other television programs including Arrested Development on Netflix, HBO’s Getting On, and @Midnight on Comedy Central.