Hasan Minhaj is an Indian-American comedian, writer and actor, based in Los Angeles, California. He will begin appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent, starting November 2014.
1. Minhaj attended the University of California, Davis, originally to study political science.
2. Chris Rock’s Never Scared was the first stand up comedy show he ever saw and inspired his career in comedy
3. In 2008, after winning a Wild 94.9’s “Best Comic Standing” competition, Minhaj opened for big-name comedians like Katt Williams, Pablo Francisco, and Gabriel Iglesias
4. Minhaj hosted MTV’s Failosophy, a reality comedy series that aired for one season in 2013
5. Minhaj as appeared on TV shows, including Netflix’s Arrested Development, Chelsea Lately, HBO’s Getting On and Disaster Date
6. Minhaj’s parents are from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, and migrated to Davis, California
8. Minhaj hosted the documentary special entitled, “Stand Up Planet,” produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The documentary tours South Africa and India, meeting comedians as they not only create laughter, but also confront serious issues facing their nations
9. Minhaj was selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show as well as his feature film at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab
10. Minhaj posts not only comedic YouTube videos, but also publishes videos about currents events and issues affecting society, including issues of racism, ignorance and culture, etc.
11. Minhaj is super rad, and we want to see more of him