Netflix releases details on Hasan Minhaj show 'Patriot Act'

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The weekly show is set to premiere on October 28, with Minhaj using his "unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world", according to a show description.

Back in March Netflix announced its historical plans of having the first Indian-American host (Hasan Minhaj) for an upcoming comedy show.

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Before you get to see him on Netflix, Hasan Minhaj is kicking off a 16-city North American Tour, Before the Storm, starting August 11th. Each week, Minhaj will bring his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. Netflix has ordered 32 initial episodes of the show.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Netflix family as the country braces for another election season", Minhaj said in a statement at the time.

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Minhaj has been a The Daily Show fixture since 2014 and does a segment called "Hasan the Record", in which he explains complex political issues while parodying YouTube culture. The streaming service is also developing a talk show with comedian Norm Macdonald (who hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner in 1997), and has an acclaimed monthly talk show in the form My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

Minhaj will serve as the co-executive producer and co-creator of the show along with Prashanth Venkataramanujam, the head writer for Minhaj's 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner speech. Several of that program's former "correspondents" have gone on to host their own shows, including Michelle Wolf at Netflix ("The Break With Michelle Wolf").

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