HASAN MINHAJ is one of the biggest Muslim pioneers of American pop culture in the past decade.
From his scathing sketches on “The Daily Show” to his biting, on-point critiques of media and Hollywood at the 2016 Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner & 2017 the White House Correspondents Dinner to his upcoming weekly Netflix late night show, Hasan is becoming a household name with his hilarious, ultra-informed comedy that is both political and personal. Plus, his incredible Netflix special “Homecoming King” just won a Peabody Award, which recognizes excellence in storytelling.
In this conversation, we get personal as he traces his comedy steps, examine the palpable shift in Hollywood’s appetite for Muslims since Trump took office and do some predicting about what’s coming next.
Links to Hasan’s work & other mentions from this episode:
- Hasan on Twitter & Facebook
- Hasan’s greatest hits on “The Daily Show”
- Hasan’s Peabody Award-winning Netflix special “Homecoming King”
- GQ’s International Man of the Year
- 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner
- 2016 Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner
- Famous American Muslims expanding what it means to be Muslim in pop culture (mentioned in the intro):