The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Wes Unruh - 8/15/2018


“I had sort of hit a wall in terms of stand-up comedy, and there was so much more I wanted to say on the stage,” Hasan Minhaj says of “Homecoming King” after accepting a 2017 Peabody Award. His story wrestles with the struggles of immigration, encounters with stereotypes, and intergenerational acceptance while using comedy to invite empathy, caring, and understanding. “The Daily Show” veteran’s new weekly show, “The Patriot Act,” debuts on Netflix in October.