2007 - Hasan Minhaj

Photo: Hasan Minhaj gesturing with a raised hand during a show.
Hasan Minhaj performs during the comedy show in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C. in May 2016. (EJ Hersom/Department of Defense News)

Comedian Hasan Minhaj (B.A., political science, '07) will host a weekly talk show on Netflix beginning later this year, a first for an Indian American. The Daily Show senior correspondent also worked with the streaming network on his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which premiered last May and was filmed at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. He received a 2017 Peabody Award for Homecoming King. In a December 2017 article in UC Davis Magazine, Minhaj talked about growing up in Davis, getting his start in stand-up as a UC Davis student and returning home to perform at the Mondavi Center. 

Updated May 21, 2018.