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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!

@ojones1

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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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Hasan Minhaj On ‘Drug Pricing’ (Video)

Hard work keeping the funny in this half-hour monologue on a very serious matter: Price gouging by Big Pharma at the expense of more than half the U.S. citizenry. But Hasan did it.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects one of America’s most pressing issues: the rising cost of prescription drugs. Hasan breaks down how America’s complicated healthcare industry has lead to these price hikes over the past few decades, and looks specifically at how increases in insulin prices have impacted the millions of Americans that need it to survive.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Saudi Arabia Banning ‘Patriot Act’ & Chinese Censorship (Video)

Aw, look at that. Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” is growing up before our eyes… It got major enough to make Saudia Arabia ban the show.

On the first new episode of Patriot Act in 2019, Hasan addresses the government of Saudi Arabia’s legal demand to take down an episode of the show in that country and turns his focus to another country with restrictive censorship laws: China. But by using the Internet, Chinese activists are making their voices heard and a determined #MeToo movement may be creating lasting change.

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Netflix & Killer Mike Are Giving Us A “Trigger Warning” With No Due Respect (Trailer)

And wowww… How about Killer Kill From Adamsville is getting his Netflix and no-chill on, too! Killer Mike will have a six-part mini-series that is like… well… Hasan Minhaj meeting Sacha Baron Cohen at a WTF rally with Dr. Umar Johnson as the featured speaker.

“In six episodes, we explore the human condition using nontraditional approaches. Not everyone will agree with my methods (and some of what we’re putting out is f**king crazy), but this show is about embracing your freedom to challenge societal expectations and conformity. This show is as if an anarchist determined the status quo.”
Michael Render pka Killer Mike

“Trigger Warning With Killer Mike” debuts January 18, 2019, on Netflix.

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Due Out Next Year: “See You Yesterday” (Trailer)

DOPE! Blerds (Black Nerds) rejoice! Spike Lee is getting in on the sci-fi superhero genre and adding some color to the fracas. Taking a short submitted for an HBO film competition and blowing it up into a Netflix project. Spike’s protege, Stefon Bristol, who helped script the short, will direct. Co-stars from the short, Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow, will star in the “See You Yesterday” reboot. Adding onto the cast will be Astro Bradley, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and Wavvy Jones.

Watch the original short’s trailer above to get an idea of what you’ll be getting in 2019 on Netflix…

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Amazon’ (Video)

Be ready to chuckle and be challenged, again, by a funny and thought-provoking comedy lecture by ‘Professor’ Hasan Minhaj.

On the latest Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj dissects Amazon.com and the arguably questionable business practices it has used to grow from an e-bookstore into a powerful, multi-faceted corporation that controls a huge chunk of the online cloud. Hasan also examines whether our current antitrust laws might need an overhaul for the digital age.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Oil’ (Video)

YES! I am now an official fan and follower of Hasan Minhaj’s videos. Ah, Netflix… you had me with the Marvel content… but then you keep blessing with brilliance like this #PatriotAct

On the latest Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj analyzes how America became the number one producer of oil in the world. Hasan examines how the fossil fuel industry and government, through its goal of “energy dominance,” are pushing for greater oil production and what that could mean for the environment.
– Patriot Act

This ‘Oil’ standup/lecture is an instant classic! As funny and provocative as Minhaj always is.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Saudi Arabia’ (Video)

Wow! So this is what Hasan left Comedy Central to do. Flexing his woke muscles on stage on the world stage. There’s definitely an intentional ‘stand up’ feel to this show, but no joke. Dude is, and has always been, hella woke!

Hasan Minhaj tackles the reality of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s autocratic rule and, as a Muslim and an American, breaks down why the world should reassess its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
– Patriot Act

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