Minhaj second Indian-origin comedian after Aasif Mandvi, on the show.
NEW YORK: Indian American comedian, actor and writer Hasan Minhaj is joining â€œThe Daily Show with Jon Stewartâ€ as a correspondent in November. In December, the show will also add the popular comedian Trevor Noah, who is a well-known personality in South Africa where he hosted several TV shows, before carving a new career in the US.
Minhaj and Noah will join the showâ€™s roster that includes Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee, Jordan Klepper, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Kristen Schaal and Larry Wilmore, who will be leaving the show in January to take the post-â€œDaily Showâ€ slot vacated by â€œThe Colbert Report.â€
Minhaj has made appearances on Netflixâ€™s â€œArrested Developmentâ€ revival, HBOâ€™s â€œGetting Onâ€ and Comedy Centralâ€™s â€œ@midnight.â€ He was also recently featured as a New Face at the 2014 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, reported Variety.
Minhaj was also recently selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show and feature film, Paint the Town, with the New Frontier Story Lab, reported The Hollywood Reporter. He hosted the Stand Up Planet documentary special for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has a digital series, The Truth With Hasan Minhaj. Minhaj previously performed on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, too. Minhaj is repped by Principato Young and Hansen Jacobson.
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Correction: A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Minhaj’s ethnicity.