Netflix has announced that Hasan Minhaj will be getting his own weekly talk show on the streaming service.
Here’s the official description of the show, according to Netflix:
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.”
Netflix has ordered 32 episodes of the show and this makes Minhaj, the first Indian-American to be the host of a weekly comedy talk show.
Back in 2017, Netflix aired Minhaj’s first standup special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which Netflix says received rave reviews. Minhaj has been a correspondent for The Daily Show since November 2014, which he will continue to do until the end of July.
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.”
Minhaj will executive produce the series with his Minhaj Inc production company, Prashanth Venkataramanujam will co-create and also executive produce the series alongside Minhaj.