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Hasan Minhaj

Jan. 19
7 p.m.

When comedian Hasan Minhaj took the podium to throw shade at Donald Trump during the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the moment held a significance deeper than the usual political roasting. Here was the son of two Indian American immigrants lampooning a president who has continually displayed a xenophobic fixation on foreigners. But even before that high-profile skewering, comedy fans had been familiar with Minhaj’s satiric skills thanks to his role as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show. With the release of his first standup special on Netflix, Homecoming King, Minhaj further expanded his profile (and picked up a prestigious Peabody Award in the process). While his career momentum continues to build—he has a much-anticipated weekly comedy show on Netflix, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, scheduled to debut in late October—the comic is taking a victory lap of sorts on the standup circuit. Minhaj’s routine can be counted on to include hilarious cultural observations and absurd pop-culture obsessions. Rescheduled from Sept. 30 and moved from the State Theatre to the Orpheum Theatre. Current ticket holders will get assigned comparable seats.