'Daily Show' Breakout Hasan Minhaj Gets His Own Netflix Talk Show
The 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner host Hasan Minhaj is getting a weekly comedy talk show on Netflix later this year.
The streaming giant said it has already ordered 32 episodes of the as-yet-untitled program.
The late-night show is set to debut later this year.
Best known for his work on The Daily Show, Minhaj will be 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 said in a statement Thursday.
Phew. My LSAT score just expired. https://t.co/ctIKknr8BB
— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) March 1, 2018
"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," added Bela Bajaria, vice president of content for Netflix.
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.