After Losing Out On ‘The Daily Show’, Hasan Minhaj Launches His Own Online Political Talk Show

After missing out on the chance to be the new host of The Daily Show, Hasan Minhaj is launching his own online talk show.

The comedian has launched Hasan Minhaj Doesn’t Know and kicked off the series with an interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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The series doesn’t look too dissimilar from Minhaj’s Netflix show Patriot Act and he created it with Prashanth Venkataramanujam, showrunner of that series, who now serves as Chief Content Officer for Minhaj’s production company 186K Films.

Scott Vrooman, who was a writer on Patriot Act and Getting Warmer With Kal Penn, serves as showrunner of the series.

The first episode concentrates on a familiar topic: The age of the President. Minhaj will be filming and releasing a number of these shows in the run up to the election.

“With the 2024 election just months away, the Dems are in big trouble and it’s prompted some tough questions from voters like ‘How old is too old to be President?’, ‘How dumb is too dumb to be a democracy?’ and ‘How the fuck are members of Congress still allowed to trade stock?’,” asks Minhaj in the opening of the show.

In another clip, Minhaj jokes that if he saw President Biden driving, he’d call the cops.

“I know you want to have fun here. But I just to tell you this, I talk to the man,” Warren said. “The man is sharp. The man knows what he’s talking about. He does the job. I think people ask about age and they’ve got every right. Voters can ask about anything they want, they can make any decisions based on anything they want, that’s the deal. It’s a sharpness and a pointedness about what he is trying to accomplish and to me, I get it. It’s like messaging, you can have other issues you want to look at, but the heart of it is ‘What does he deliver?’ and he is delivering. He’s delivering for young people, he’s delivering for people who are trying to build a future and he’s doing it in a real and tangible way. I think that matters and that’s why I’ll get out there and fight for him.”

The new show comes after Minhaj lost out on the role of The Daily Show host, in part due to a New Yorker profile about his stand-up comedy.

“We’ve all failed in our lives,” Minhaj said recently at the Netflix is a Joke festival. “But have you ever failed so bad, you bring back Jon Stewart?” I saved a dying institution. You’re welcome.”

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