Directed by Christopher Storer, the show has a runtime of 72 minutes
Hasan Minhaj, the Indian American comedian who set last monthâ€™s White House Correspondentsâ€™ dinner ablaze, marked another milestone as his stand-up show Homecoming King debuted as a Netflix Original.
The 31-year-old Daily Show correspondent from Davis, California, turned his one-man show, which was earlier debuted Off-Broadway in October 2015, into his first stand-up special that was premiered on Netflix, on Tuesday.
The special was filmed at the Mondavi Center at Minhajâ€™s alma mater, UC Davis, in January 2017. It features Minhajâ€™s experience as a first-generation Indian-American Muslim.
Directed by Christopher Storer, the show has a runtime of 72 minutes.
â€œMinhaj explores race in his trademark style â€“ a mix of cool and wide-eyed surprise. As a young comic, he is au courant with the latest pop culture references, and the sketch is peppered with mentions of icons as diverse as Drake and Mr Miyagi. His material too is broad-based, fro lighthearted comedy about immigrant parents buying even milk as though it were the realisation of the American dream to darker episodes such as the time his family was threatened after 9/11,â€ Scroll.in said in a review.
Soon after the show went live, viewers hit twitter and shared their thoughts about it.
Check out some tweets here:
Rewatched Homecoming King and man, what an absolutely inspiring show. When I grow up I want to be @hasanminhaj
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 24, 2017
— Phil Yu (@angryasianman) May 25, 2017
@hasanminhaj Homecoming King is a breath of fresh air comedy, a lesson on how to put together a show with dignity, taste and meaning.
— TheRed (@the_red___) May 23, 2017