The show is set to debut later this year. Netflix has committed to a 32-episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy talk show.
In the show, Minaj will explore the modern cultural and political landscape. Each week, Minhaj will bring his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping the world.
The move arrives after Minaj’s Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King received positive reviews on the platform.
He will remain with The Daily Show, where he has acted as a correspondent since 2014, until July of this year.
Minhaj will act as executive producer, joined by Prashanth Venkataramanujam, who is also co-creator.
Art & Industry’s Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman will also exec produce along with Jennie Church-Cooper of Haven Entertainment.
Minhaj said: “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.”
Bela Bajaria, vice president of content for Netflix said “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.”
So far this year, Netflix has already set up talk shows with Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf and Community’s Joel McHale.
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20 June 2018 @ 12:15:00 UTC