Hasan Minhaj Gets Weekly Netflix Talk Show
Like Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver and Larry Wilmore before him, The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj will soon be helming his own talk show.
The comedian has signed on with Netflix for a weekly series.
“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 joked in a statement.
Netflix says the show will “explore the modern cultural and political landscapes with depth and sincerity.”
Minhaj previously partnered with the streaming service on his critically acclaimed stand up special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.
“I’ve been a big fan of Hasan’s for many years,” said Netflix’s vp of content Bela Bajaria. “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’s series comes on the heels of the streaming giant’s deal with fellow Daily Show contributor Michelle Wolf.
Netflix has already picked up the show for 32 episodes and it will likely premiere later this year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter