Reviewed byhorton0913Vote: 9/10/10
Loved it! It was innovative, funny, and personal. The humor and thestories were heart felt and I loved his use of pictures in thebackground to illustrate his stories. One of the best comedy shows I'veseen in a while. I love humor that comes from real life stories. Itsmore relatable and hysterical. Enjoyed every minute of it.
Reviewed byTalha BaqarVote: 9/10/10
This comedy special is Hassan's best work by far. The use of the screenbehind him to aid in his jokes was helpful, and his storytelling isinteresting.
I can definitely see how this would not be as funny for those that arenot South Asian or have limited exposure to this community, but youhave to view this from a different lens to appreciate it's comedichumor.
For South Asian-Americans, it is a validation that their stories arepart of the American fabric. For those not from this community, takethis comedy act as an educational tour in the intricacies of living adual life as an American born immigrant child.
It doesn't rely on the classic "Apu-dad Indian accent" humor thatRussell Peters is well known for. It is simply a story, and one that istold excellently.
By the end of it, maybe you'll see that his goal isn't necessarily toAmericanize his experience, but to share it as authentically aspossible. It is up to the viewer to take the humor as it is, and toperhaps see comedy from a new lens.
Reviewed bygopijahi_551Vote: 7/10/10
Let me start off by saying, I'm a brown Immigrant kid in US. And, I gotto say we don't have many Indian/Brown Comedians up here. So, when Iheard Hasan has a new special coming up, I was quite excited. He is notthe Best correspondent in Daily show, but he gets the job done quitewell. His pieces are usually entertaining, not saying he is bad, but heis quite adequate compared to others. He definitely is in my top 5correspondents after Oliver, Colbert, Carrell and Sam. It's not that heis not funny, but not upto his peers level, that is it. OK, enough ofthe rambling about Daily show. But, this special is purely entertainingonly if you can relate. And, you can relate only if you are a BrownImmigrant kid. As I am the picture boy of that club, I was extremelysatisfied with this special. It's not all belly laughs, but quiteentertaining. All I got to say is, if you are a Brown kid, check it outand you may go back to your younger days with this guy. If you are nota Brown kid, you may see his points, but don't get the inner feel ofthat point. So, you may like or not like it. No guarantees. Watch foryourself and find out if this is upto your standard or not. But, forme, I liked it and will watch again soon. Good job, man.
In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.