Stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj’s weekly show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, will be premiered on Netflix on October 28. He is the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy series.
According to the official synopsis, the 32-episode series 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”.
Minhaj has a segment on the late-night talk show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and received rave reviews for his stand-up special, Homecoming King, which was released on Netflix last May. The show, about his experiences as an Indian-origin Muslim growing up in the United States of America, won a Peabody Award this year.
Minhaj grew up in California. His parents migrated to the USA from Uttar Pradesh before his birth.