Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
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Hasan Minhaj asked President Obama what we’re all wondering – and the revelatory conversation covered mental health, optimism, and hope
Peabody Award-winning comedian HASAN MINHAJ interviewed President Barack Obama, and their conversation touched on mental health, optimism, and hope. In a conversation that was both entertaining and profound, Minhaj asked President Obama what he does in the face of overwhelming hopelessness. While he is known for his indomitable hopefulness, President Obama revealed how the current state of the world can become depressing, even for him. President Obama shared the #1 tactic he uses to sustain a positive mindset – maintaining perspective. He went on to say that mindset shifts toward positivity are what “matters.” He continued, “It can sustain your spirit.”
Minhaj – who appears in No Hard Feelings and Disney’s Haunted Mansion, among numerous other projects as an actor and screenwriter – is an award-winning comedian and influential cultural critic. Minhaj creates one-of-a-kind experiences that reveal new perspectives for the audience through his comedic genius, astute observations, and his gift for asking powerful questions.
Award-winning comedian Hasan Minhaj was a huge hit at EEEEEATSCON – “it was incredible!”
Two-time Peabody Award-winning comedian HASAN MINHAJ was a huge hit at The Infatuation’s EEEEEATSCON festival! A food festival like no other, EEEEEATSCON reimagines the traditional food festival to create an inclusive experience with a line-up of stellar guests and performances. Hasan’s lively moderated conversation felt like he was holding court – he directly engaged the audience of several hundred people, keeping the flow of conversation punctuated with major laughs. The conversation ranged from his love for food, the meaning of food in his heritage and family, and what he eats when he’s on tour. The Morning Show star also chatted about his recent projects, like his recent sold out tour and wildly successful new Netflix special The King’s Jester. Following the insightful and hilarious talk, Hasan greeted guests and took photos with VIPs, making for a truly memorable event.
The host raved about Hasan’s fantastic conversation and connection with the guests throughout the day, saying, “Thank you all for making this weekend with Hasan possible. It was incredible!”
Award-winning comedian Hasan Minhaj is making headlines & moving audiences with candor and comedy
Two-time Peabody Award-winning comedian HASAN MINHAJ is back with a brand-new one-man comedy show, The King’s Jester. The show is selling out major venues like Radio City Music Hall and touching on topics central to his life: fatherhood and freedom of speech. A consummate storyteller, Minhaj balances candid analysis of the world around us with comedy – from his critically-acclaimed Netflix series Patriot Act to his globally successful comedy special Homecoming King. In a profile for Cultured, Minhaj revealed the creative philosophy guiding his numerous high-profile projects – illuminating culture during dark times. Cultured describes him and his work as “equal parts microscope, telescope and megaphone,” and his perspective has been in-demand for events like The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., the IU Union Board’s Lou Mervis Distinguished Lecture event, and Amplify 2022.
Minhaj is a sought-after creative whose influence is skyrocketing – he joined the cast of Apple TV’s The Morning Show for the second season, is voicing The Riddler on Spotify’s Batman Unburied as well as hosting its new live show King of the Court for the NBA finals, and launched his production company 186K Films, which is producing For the Culture with Amazon Studios. He has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, in The Hollywood Reporter, among many others, and his star power is undeniable. Minhaj has a gift for juxtaposing satire and sincerity, and keeps audiences laughing while raising awareness about important issues in one-of-a-kind keynotes and conversations.
Hasan Minhaj headlines the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything festival
Since his time on The Daily Show, HASAN MINHAJ has been a comedic genius bringing forward issues of the day wrapped in brilliant and hilarious commentary. Featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival, The Future of Creativity with Hasan Minhaj covers a wide range of issues, explaining how he leverages Patriot Act to address complex social issues, with humor and humility.
In an interview with the Journal, the host of the hit Netflix comedy series Patriot Act and two-time Peabody Award-winning comedian said “I try to be active and optimistic in my outlook”, which is why he sets the stage for his audience to take clear actions, should they feel inspired. Named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World," Minhaj originally rose to prominence as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show. As Host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah wrote in TIME: "Patriot Act is the manifestation of Hasan’s whip-smart commentary, charisma and sincerity. It’s also a consistent reminder that Hasan is America. And America is Hasan.”
Be it a virtual keynote at a digital summit or a moderated discussion at an in-person conference, Hasan is the kind of speaker everyone wants to have at their event. He brilliantly pulls an audience in through dynamic universal stories that leave them with a new perspective on the topic and wanting to take action.
Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice.
Minhaj earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, that earned him a 2018 Peabody Award, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
A first generation American, in November 2014 Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was Jon’s last hire as a correspondent, and he continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year. He remained on the show through August 2018. In 2021, he got a major recurring role on the second season of the drama series The Morning Show.