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Hasan Minhaj Welcomes Co-Host For The Day Phoebe Robinson To ‘Deep Cuts’ (Video)

Another ‘aaaaww’ moment: Hasan & Phoebe (one of the ‘2 Dope Queens’) share a ‘pirate’ hi-five. They chop it up on this outtake clip.

Comedian and co-host of ‘2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson stopped by Patriot Act for another special edition of Deep Cuts. Watch as Hasan and Phoebe talk about rewriting the rules of comedy by challenging its norms, why so many White guys feel the need to run for President, and what topic Phoebe would pick if she had to host an episode of Patriot Act.
– Patriot Act

Whoa wait WHAT? Phoebe did SHOTS with Michelle Obama??!!?? DOPE!

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Malaysia, 1MDB, And Goldman Sachs (Video)

That’s right Chicago. Your parking meters are Muslim.

WTF??? Oh, it’s Hasan doing another Patriot Act ep. Haha!

So, it’s time to laugh, laugh some more and learn something from stand-up ‘Professor’ Minhaj!

On this segment from the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan examines the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal in Malaysia, in which former prime minister Najib Razak has been accused of funneling millions of dollars from the country into his personal bank accounts. Traditionally used as a means of economic diversification by countries reliant on a single industry, sovereign wealth funds have come under scrutiny as financial organizations like Goldman Sachs and corrupt politicians have taken advantage of these large, mostly unregulated pools of money for their own gain. While Goldman Sachs continues to profit off of sovereign wealth funds in other countries, the bank is currently being investigated for its role in the 1MDB scandal, which could have lasting implications on the world of finance.
– Patriot Act

Where politics, pools of money, and worldwide finance intersect… There will be global scandal and damage. How can we laugh about stuff like that? Dunno, but Hasan always has a way doing it every time, doesn’t he?

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Cricket Diplomacy And Cricket Corruption (Video)

Watching a ‘live-action Brooks Brothers catalog’ with your dad on the couch for five days straight. Haha! Okay, I feel for you and your torture memories, Hasan. But why is cricket an actual big thing the world over? We need to know. Show us, man, and welcome back!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan takes a look at the history and politics behind one of the biggest sports in the world: cricket. With billions of fans scheduled to tune into the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup, Hasan examines how the game has evolved from a sport of British colonizers into a tool of diplomacy and a force for good despite recent scandals and corruption. Hasan also explores how cricket has especially grown in India due in part to the creation of the IPL, a flashy professional cricket league founded by the infamous Lalit Modi, and how that expansion has unfortunately come at the expense of the growth of cricket in other countries.

Beating the colonizers at their own game. I get that. Like James Naismith and today’s minority dominance of basketball.

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Documentary Film On Clarence Avant, “The Black Godfather,” Debuts June 7th (Trailer)

WHOA! WHO IS THIS MAN??!!

Well, I dunno about you, but I WILL find out June 7th. I must put an end to the shame of knowing NOTHING about a man, a Black man, that EVERYBODY who is anybody knows and speaks highly of… including TWO former U.S. Presidents!!

Who is The Black Godfather? Witness the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, a music executive who influenced legends such as Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and so many more.
– Netflix

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Watch The ‘Striking Vipers’ Episode Teaser For Netflix’s “Black Mirror” (Season 5) [Series Trailer]

Nah see, you can’t just end the “Striking Vipers” episode trailer for “Black Mirror” (latest series trailer posted earlier here) with Anthony Mackie flashing a snake-eyed glare. Give us more!

(Not gonna happen, huh? Guess we have to wait until June, huh? Okay, Netflix, be like that then!)

WATCH: BLACK MIRROR (NETFLIX)

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Hip-Hop Drama Film “Beats” Debuts On Netflix This June (Trailer)

So, are we taking the ‘Hustle & Flow’ to Chicago? Ha!

Looks like some craziness, in a good way. The “Beats” and rhymes and life story of this young producer trying to make it in The Chi… compelling. At least that is what the trailer is teasing…

Rise above the noise. Watch the new trailer for BEATS starring Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi and directed by Chris Robinson. On Netflix June 19th.

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Time Travel Flick “See You Yesterday” Comes To Netflix (Trailer)

So this is how Spike Lee does sci-fi. Compelling concept: Time travel flicks often involve the main character(s) going back in time to right a wrong… but a police killing… that’s gonna hit home for us. Yep, Netflix’s latest Spike Lee joint might be its latest hit!

High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes “See You Yesterday,” a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides, and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.
– Netflix

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When They See “When They See Us” People Will Really Understand The ‘Central Park Five’ Story (Trailer)

“When They See Us” was conceptualized and co-written by Ava DuVernay for Netflix and it is coming to take hearts and minds and twist them… to make us feel everything the falsely accused (and eventually exonerated) Central Park Five.

Just LOOK at who is attached. The exec producers (Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro) all the through to casting (Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood)… they will draw MILLIONS of viewers! We must learn. ALL of us.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, “When They See Us” will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

“When They See Us” premieres May 31 only on Netflix.

– Netflix

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Hasan Responds: How Does He Have So Much Energy For His ‘Patriot Act’ Episodes? (Video)

Think Hasan Minhaj is ‘too amped’ on stage? HA! You don’t know the half…

Hasan has seen so many comments online wondering how he has so much energy on stage, but the reality is he actually has to tone things down. Watch as Hasan takes us through his daily routine at normal energy levels.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Responds: Does Patriot Act Use A Laugh Track? (Video)

Baaahahaa! Here’s one that the haters might not even get. Jab at ‘Patriot Act’ on the low, like the show is not hilarious AND relevant. And Minhaj and crew take a not-so-subliminal poke back at you.

Laugh track. Ummm… His name is Kevin. Show some respect. HA!

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Hasan Minhaj’s Shares What He Misses From ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)

More than a couple of ‘aww’ moments on this behind-the-scenes short from the Patriot Act set. Still funny though.

On this episode of Deep Cuts, Hasan reminisces about one thing he misses from his time at ‘The Daily Show,’ discusses the lessons he hopes to pass, or not pass, onto his daughter, and takes time to console a fan who just got out of a long term relationship.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Hip-Hop And Streaming (Video)

Great show on the impact of Hip-Hop… on Hasan himself and the world!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects how the rise of music streaming on platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud has influenced the sound, reach, and impact of modern day Hip-Hop. While streaming technology has led to the commercial viability of SoundCloud rappers, it is simultaneously enabling rap as a viable form of protest against oppressive regimes around the world.
– Patriot Act

Get your laughs, but pay attention and learn something. ‘Professor’ Minhaj is always teaching with his humor.

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Comedy: “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” Coming To Netflix This April (Trailer)

Okay. So it looks like Kevin is gonna talk about his marriage scandal… pretty bold. But then again, when he got a grip on things he talked about his first marriage’s end candidly; on and off stage. Being able to speak on what most would think should be ‘too personal’ kinda makes a comedian ‘bulletproof’ right? But I remember his cheating and getting caught on tape was off limits (re: his friend Michael Blackson’s comments on the scandal hitting Kevin too close to home when word first got out).

Back on stage. Back to business. On April 2, Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel… and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.
– Netflix

Trailer looks funny. Get that Netflix paper then, Kev!

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The College Admissions Scandal (Video)

Ha! Hasan goes in on the whole Aunt Becky buys her daughter’s way into college scandal. We won’t be talking about this for much longer, but we should get our full chuckle on while the story lasts. Thanks Hasan!

Hasan shares his thoughts on the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal and how it relates to the issues surrounding legacy admissions at universities. He then admits to the most embarrassing comment a relative has left on his social media, and who would play him in a Bollywood film.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Indian Elections (Video)

Baaaahahaaa! That montage at the beginning is everything! But sorry family, Hasan Minhaj is DOING his show on politics in India. No matter the risk.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. With around 900 million voters, India has the largest and one of the most complex democracies in the world. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On Whether NCAA Athletes Should Get Paid And Tupac Vs. Biggie (Video)

NCAA is a nonprofit. Okay. That does not pay taxes. Okay. And they made a BILLION dollars??? Wait, WHAT??!! Why are athletes NOT getting paid again?

As March Madness approaches, Hasan asks the audience whether or not they think student-athletes should be paid, especially after Zion Williamson’s recent injury that could have ended his NCAA career. He also shares his most interesting memory from India and who his favorite rapper is between Tupac and Biggie.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The 2020 Election & On Who Should (And Should Not) Run [Video]

What is the monetary amount where your soul turns?

Hmm… deep question for Deep Cuts, where it looks like they string together Hasan’s outtakes and musings outside the sets he does for Patriot Act. Gotta catch more of these.

In the newest Deep Cuts, Hasan weighs in on the current 2020 election candidates, including former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and whether or not billionaires should be allowed to run for president. He then presents a litmus test for determining at what level of wealth one’s soul turns from good to evil.
– Patriot Act

Good Q&A session.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Civil Rights Under Trump (Video)

Not enforcing civil rights is the same thing as not having them at all. Amen on that, Hasan! How dude keeps the funny in discussing these very serious topics is a gift.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects the ways in which the Trump Administration has been systematically dismantling civil rights policies in America. From failures to enforce existing laws to undoing protections aimed at helping marginalized citizens, Hasan takes an in-depth look at the tactics the current administration is using to discriminate against those who need protection.
Patriot Act

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Comedy: Idris Elba Stars In “Turn Up Charlie” Debuting This March On Netflix (Series Trailer)

Baaahahaaa! The title alone for this Netflix series is hilarious!! A full pivot away from darker stuff Idris has done (like “Luther”).

Turn Up Charlie follows a down-and-out DJ who plots to rebuild his music career whilst working as a nanny for his famous best friend’s wild 11-year-old daughter in this Netflix Original Comedy Series.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On The Student Loan Debt Crisis (Video)

Yooo! There’s a game show to pay off student loans?? I need, like REALLY need to go out for that… and WIN! Mr. President, student loan debt is REAL national emergency (eff that wall thing). Hasan speaks on it.

With Americans’ student debt now over $1.5 trillion, Hasan looks at how the federal government turned the Department of Education into the largest bank in America in terms of loans, and examines the department’s relationship with loan servicers. These private financial companies have benefitted from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ hands-off regulation that has made it easy for students to become trapped in debt.
– Patriot Act

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