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

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

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