'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj': Host compares voter suppression to competing in 'American Ninja Warrior'
Minhaj is refreshing and unique in his style and usually explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity
Hasan Minhaj’s weekly comedy show on Netflix, 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj', has already garnered rave reviews for the copious amounts of light it has shed on burning socio-political issues, with his own signature comedic twist. And now, just in time for the upcoming midterm elections, his most recent episode discusses exactly why local state races are so important.
In the promo released for the episode, Minhaj starts off his monologue saying, "You may have noticed, critical states are making it harder to cast your ballot." He then goes on to explain how "states keep adding new ballots that make it harder to vote." In his rightful comedic expertise, Minhaj ends up drawing a comparison between every election turning into an episode of 'American Ninja Warrior.'
While Minhaj's fans and viewers of his show know just how refreshing and unique his style is, for those unaware - he usually explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. Each week, Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skills to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. As of now, Netflix has committed to an unprecedented 32-episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show.
While the show 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' premiered October 28, it all started last year when Minhaj earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special 'Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King', which earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. Following that, was his remarkable performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, which only showcased further his comedic skills.
A first-generation American, Minhaj joined 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart', where he was Stewart'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.
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 later this year.
Minhaj himself is the executive producer for 'Patriot Act', through his Minhaj Inc., alongside Prashanth Venkataramanujam, who is also a co-creator of the show. Art and Industry’s Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman, Jennie Church-Cooper (Haven Entertainment) and Jim Margolis serve as executive producers. Margolis is also the showrunner.