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Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Special 23 May 2017
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In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.

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Christopher Storer

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Hasan Minhaj

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Hasan Minhaj
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In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.

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23 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Davis, California, USA

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Minhaj frequently uses phrases in Hindi and Urdu languages to describe interactions with his family and Indians in general. See more »

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Hasan Minhaj: Every generation is defined by a great struggle or tragedy. And it's wild that our kids will never know there was a period of time, in this country, where you had to make a choice between being online or being on the phone.
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Minhaj at his Best
6 June 2017 | by halim-12043See all my reviews

I'm always optimistic about the future of stand-up comedy and what Minhaj has presented here with Homecoming King is nothing short of excellent. He delivers the emotional tone a stand-up of this sort deserves, but he also had the brilliance to make this extremely funny as well. I will be watching more of him in the near future if decides to continue this route. Well done to him.


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