Indian American actor-comedian Hasan Minhaj, who is riding high after the success of his Netflix stand-up special, “Homecoming King,” has found another reason to celebrate.
The Davis, Calif., native, famous for his special correspondent’s role on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” has scored a stint on an NBC show, which stars Indian American actress Mindy Kaling.
Minhaj has booked a guest starring role on the network’s upcoming comedy, “Champions,” reports Variety, adding that he will play Rohit, aka Ro, Priya’s (Kaling) “extremely wealthy” brother whose opulent lifestyle impresses his nephew Michael (JJ Totah).
Elated with the pairing, Minhaj took to Facebook to share the news with his fans with a post stating: “Mindy + Minhaj. It’s a family affair!”
Written by Charlie Grandy and Kaling, “Champions” centers on Vince, played by Anders Holm, who is living every bachelor’s dream. He owns the fifth largest gym in Brooklyn, dates an endless string of beautiful women, and lives with his dumb, lovable brother Matthew, portrayed by Andy Favreau. But Vince’s simple life gets complicated fast when his high school fling, Priya, unexpectedly drops off their 15-year-old son, Michael, so he can attend a city school for super-talented kids.