After touring the country with his autobiographical one-man show, “Homecoming King,” Indian American standup comic and “The Daily Show” special correspondent Hasan Minhaj is bringing his hard-hitting, socially relevant and politically charged comedy to Netflix. The show will premiere on the streaming site May 23.
Fresh off his performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Minhaj tackles immigration, family, and equality in this new stand-up special.
“Homecoming King,” the story of the “New Brown America,” is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the U.S., meeting his sister; issues such as interracial love, racism, and bullying; and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American dream. He made his debut in the show in 2015 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.
“Growing up, going to school, being around certain friends and having a part-time job, one thing I noticed is that in all aspects of life you have to tell a certain line,” the 29-year-old Davis, Calif., native told India-West in an earlier interview. “Stand-up is one of the few things where you can get up on stage and be like, ‘Hey, this is b.s. and don’t you guys see it,’” he said, “and everybody through their applause and laughter agrees or disagrees with you.” (Read all about Minhaj’s journey to comedy on India-West’s website: http://bit.ly/1CU8qiX).
Watch the trailer for Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix Special “Homecoming King” here: