Hasan Minhaj (born September 23, 1985) is an American comedian, writer, political commentator, actor, and television host.
Hasan Minhaj has been honing his stand-up craft since he first saw Chris Rock’s ‘Never Scared’ special. After working as a stand-up comic and appearing in minor television roles and voice-over roles, he came to prominence for his work on The Daily Show as its senior correspondent from 2014 to 2018. Minhaj was the featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. His first stand-up comedy special, Homecoming King, debuted on Netflix on May 23, 2017, and received positive reviews from critics and a Peabody Award in 2018. Minhaj left The Daily Show in August 2018 to host a weekly comedy show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which debuted on Netflix on October 28, 2018.
This week, the Kaizen Krew takes a look at Hasan’s stand-up and how it showcases his ingenuity, his personality and how he tells you about his life without overwhelming the audience with detail and still being absurdly entertaining.
Bits analyzed: Laugh Factory appearance, No One is Here and The Curve.