Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Review 2018 TV-Show Series Cast Crew
Review: Netflix finally nailed down details of its new weekly comedy show starring The Daily Show alum Hasan Minhaj. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, debuting Sunday, October 28, will explore the modern cultural and political landscape “with depth and sincerity,” Netflix described.
Last year, Minhaj got good reviews, and a Peabody Award, for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. He’s also known as the guy who gamely agreed to host the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, aka the First Annual Boycotted By POTUS Trump WHCD.
Minhaj was Jon Stewart’s last hire before exiting The Daily Show; Minhaj joined in November of ’14 and continued after Trevor Noah took over at host the following year.Back in March, Hasan Minhaj became the latest Daily Show regular to get his own weekly talk show at Netflix, and today the streaming network revealed the show’s title and premiere date.
Titled Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, the show – which has been given an impressive 32-episode order by Netflix – is slated to debut Sunday, October 28, and will “explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity,” with Minhaj, who the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy show, bringing “his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.”
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. He’s also kicking off a 16-city North American Tour, Before The Storm, on August 11th.
Patriot Act will be executive produced by Minhaj, along with co-creator Prashanth Venkataramanujam. Art & Industry’s Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman also are EPs, as is Haven Entertainment’s Jennie Church-Cooper.Minhaj is also credited as an executive producer on the series alongside co-creator Prashanth Venkataramanujam (a writer for Minhaj’s 2017 WHCD speech), Michelle Caputo, Shannon Hartman, and showrunner Jim Margolis (The Daily Show, Veep).