"The Daily Show" Contributor Hasan Minhaj Will Make Theatrical Debut Off-Broadway

News   "The Daily Show" Contributor Hasan Minhaj Will Make Theatrical Debut Off-Broadway
"The Daily Show" correspondent and humorist Hasan Minhaj will make his theatrical debut this fall in the Off-Broadway production of Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. The show, which he both penned and stars in, is based on his real-life experiences as an Indian-American and explores themes of racism, interracial dating and the American Dream.

Performances are set to begin Oct. 15 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, with an official opening night on Oct. 23. The limited engagement will run 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 written and performed by Minhaj and directed by Greg Walloch. Scenic design is by Sara C. Walsh, 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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