Netflix Signs Hasan Minhaj For Weekly Talk Show
Hasan Minhaj is set to host his own weekly talk show on Netflix that will debut later this year. Netflix has committed to a 32 episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy talk show.
Series description: Minhaj's 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.
Hasan Minhaj said: "I'm thrilled to be joining the Netflix family as the country braces for another election season. And like you, I cannot wait to find out who Putin picks this time."
Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix said "I've been a big fan of Hasan's for many years. He's a phenomenal writer with a distinct point of view. He is a brilliant performer, who is hilarious both on stage and off, and more importantly he isn't afraid to share his thoughtful voice and unique perspective. We are so excited to bring his new talk series to Netflix members around the world."
Last year, Minhaj earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. He 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. He will remain with THE DAILY SHOW through the end of July, before beginning work on this new project. 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 next year. This summer he will star in Lionsgate's The Spy Who Dumped Me.
Executive Producer: Hasan Minhaj [Minhaj Inc]
Executive Producer and Co-Creator: Prashanth Venkataramanujam
Executive Producers: Art & Industry's Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman
Executive Producer: Jennie Church-Cooper [Haven Entertainment]