Hasan Minhaj: The Kings Jester Tickets
Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Vancouver, Canada
Hasan Minhaj is back with a brand new one-man show, The King’s Jester at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. Minhaj returns to his storytelling roots four years after the global success of his Netflix comedy special, Homecoming King. Maybe the most impressive aspect of Minhaj's show is how exquisitely he's balanced and timed out his ratios of belly laughs to gut punches. As soon as tears drip down your face from giggling too hard, they're immediately chased by ones caused purely by emotions. Minhaj has crafted his biography into a stage show that is supremely touching, all too real, and way funny.
Comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, Hasan Minhaj, is best known for his Netflix show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, he has won two Peabody Awards, two Webby Awards, and was listed among TIME's 100 most influential people in the world for 2019. He joined The Daily Show as a correspondent, from 2014 to 2019.
Homecoming King is a 2017 American stand-up comedy film written by and starring Hasan Minhaj. Filmed in his hometown of Davis, California, Homecoming King focuses on Minhaj's experience growing up in an Indian American Muslim family, which he calls "The New Brown America." He talks about the pressures of being the child of demanding immigrant parents while at the same time experiencing racism, bullying and rejection from the outside world. Stories include his mother returning to California with a younger sister he didn't know existed, his family receiving threats and harassment after 9/11, and disapproval from his parents that he was engaged to a Hindu woman.
Homecoming King was honored with a 2018 Peabody Award for being a "deeply personal memoir that covers the struggles of the immigrant experience, encounters with stereotypes and raced expectations, and intergenerational acceptance, while using comedy to invite empathy, caring, and understanding."