"Daily Show" Contributor Hasan Minhaj's Solo Comedy Opens Tonight

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The Off-Broadway staging of Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King officially opens Oct. 23, written by and starring "The Daily Show" correspondent and humorist Minhaj. The show, which began previews Oct. 15, is based on his real-life experiences as an Indian-American and explores themes of racism, interracial dating and the American Dream.

The production plays the Cherry Lane Theatre, running through Nov. 15.

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King tells the story of "New Brown America"; it chronicles Minhaj's arrival in the U.S., meeting his estranged sister, his experiences of racism and bullying, and his family's quest to achieve the American Dream.

"I'm trying to have a nuanced conversation about bigotry, acceptance, and forgiveness, even though these subjects can be embarrassing," said Minhaj in a press statement. "We all know morality and life aren't black or white...they're Drake. When it comes to racism, hopefully this show will help us have a real discussion and get our '50 Shades of Drake' on. I'll share my stories which hopefully will inspire others to share theirs."

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is directed by Greg Walloch. Scenic design is by Sara C. Walsh with lighting design by Sarah Lurie and costume design by Kristen Buckels. The show is produced by Mike Berkowitz and Mike Lavoie.

Below is a clip of Minhaj on the Comedy Central's "The Daily Show:" Tickets range from $30-$40 and can be purchased online at HomecomingKingShow. The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce St., Manhattan.

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