After a 2017 that showed the world just how much of a comedy force he could be, this year has certainly provided a big payoff for Hasan Minhaj. And this Friday night (September 7), Boston gets to reap the benefits of it, as well.
Before his new weekly Netflix show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, premieres later next month, the breakout stand-up will bring his newest hour of material, under the title Before The Storm, to The Wilbur Theatre for two sold out shows to kick off the weekend.
With the force of his critically-acclaimed Netflix debut Homecoming King still behind him, the former Daily Show correspondent is sure bring his best comedy to Tremont Street, with a good dose of social commentary to boot. It was that mix of comedy and commentary, mostly through stories of his life growing up as a descendant of an immigrant family, that won Minhaj a Peabody Award this year, and while the prestigious honor could easily lead to a certain level of pretentiousness, he remains humbled by the recognition of his work.
“Very rarely do comedy specials get recognized on a platform like this, next to real journalism and documentaries, and ground-breaking television shows,” Minhaj said an interview with Peabody Conversations. “So I’m just really humbled by the fact that people thought the special resonated with them, and pushed the boundaries of what you can do in the medium of a comedy special.”
He’s already achieved some major feats in his career, with the last year being the bright and shining example, so if you have the chance to see him do his thing this weekend, you won’t want to miss it.
Hasan Minhaj :: Friday, September 7 at The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7:30 and 10 p.m., $35 to $52, both shows sold out :: Wilbur event page :: Featured image via The Wilbur
Link to the peabody award interview: http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/story/peabody-conversations-hasan-minhaj-homecoming-king
There are legit (as of 8:20pm) only six tickets left to each show, but here’s the event page just in case they’re still here in the morning: https://thewilbur.com/artist/hasan-minhaj/