Netflix orders weekly comedy talk show from Daily Show breakout Hasan Minhaj
The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj is getting his own show on Netflix, making him the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy talk show.
The streaming service has ordered 32 episodes of the as-yet-untitled series.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Netflix family as the country braces for another election season,” Minhaj said in a statement. “And like you, I cannot wait to find out who Putin picks this time.”
The show description promises a weekly exploration of “the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity” — with a comedic spin, of course.
“I’ve been a big fan of Hasan’s for many years,” Bela Bajaria, vice president of content for Netflix, said in a statement. “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 claim an executive producer credit along with Jennie Church-Cooper, Michelle Caputo, Shannon Hartman, and co-creator Prashanth Venkataramanujam.
This isn’t the first time the comedian has partnered with Netflix. His comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King premiered on the streaming giant last May.
Minhaj is expected to maintain his position as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah until the end of July and then will begin work on this new venture.