The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Hasan Minhaj on speaking the truth




Giving voice to people in countries that suppress free speech is just one of the motivations behind “Patriot Act,” according to host and creator Hasan Minhaj. “People in the Philippines can’t talk about Duterte that way, people in Turkey can’t talk about Erdogan that way. They don’t have those privileges and those rights. So to me I am honoring the privileges I have in America to go mask off,” he says during the FX special “Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year.” The telecast is available on demand here.