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.