Hasan Minhaj is the first Indian-American to host his very own talk show, y’all. He’s making history! Netflix is the hero making it happen. After giving my love Minhaj his own comedy special, “Homecoming King,” the entertainment streaming company is giving bae a weekly comedy talk show!
Now, the brown girl population can have a standing weekly date with Minhaj as “The Daily Show” correspondent tackles yet another milestone in his career. There aren’t too many details about the show available just yet, but Netflix has confirmed 32 episodes for now and that the show will be a look at modern culture and politics with depth and sincerity.
“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,” Minhaj jokingly said in a statement about the new show.
The buzz is Minhaj, being the brilliant diva he is, produced his own pilot which led to a bidding war between Netflix and Comedy Central. Looks like Netflix took home the gold for this one. This win is indicative of their plans to expand into the Indian audience like their new original films and shows.
“I’ve been a big fan of Hasan’s for many years,” said Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s VP of content and the industry’s highest-ranking Indian American executive. “He’s a phenomenal writer with a distinct point of view [and] he is a brilliant performer, who is hilarious both onstage and off. And more importantly, he isn’t afraid to share his thoughtful voice and unique perspective.”
Minhaj will not only host but produce the show along with Haven Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Co-creator of the show Prashanth Venkataramanujam will be one of the executive producers on the show.
This has been a phenomenal year for Minhaj, from hosting the first White House Correspondents Dinner under Trump’s presidency to his Netflix special “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.” Minhaj will still be a Daily Show correspondent and in 2019, Minhaj and his crew of comedians at Goatface Comedy will be releasing an hour-long special for Comedy Central. Get ready for a whole lot more of Bae on your screen!