Netflix Taps Hasan Minhaj for Weekly Talk Show

Netflix has picked up another Daily Show alum for another foray into the talk show world.

Hasan Minhaj is set to host his own weekly talk show on Netflix that will debut later this year. Netflix has given Minhaj a large vote of confidence, committing to a 32 episode order, which will make Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy talk show.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Netflix family as the country braces for another election season. And like you, I cannot wait to find out who Putin picks this time.” Minhaj joked.

Minhaj first broke onto the national scene when he joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart back in November 2014. Minhaj will remain on The Daily Show through the end of July, before beginning production on his new project. Minhaj also earned praise for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix said “I’ve been a big fan of Hasan’s for many years. 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.”