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Twitter’s loving Hasan Minhaj’s new comedy special on Netflix

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Five years after releasing his successful Netflix comedy special Homecoming, comedian Hasan Minhaj is back with another fun offering.

In The King’s Jester released this week, he tackles everything from his family’s initial difficulties in conceiving a child and his sudden rise to fame in the last few years, to revealing that he had been sent anthrax in the mail, and the lesser-known inspiration behind his popular Netflix series The Patriot Act.

It was a comedy special that was highly anticipated, and if social media reactions are anything to go by, it did not disappoint.

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For many viewers, especially those of South Asian origin, Minhaj’s candid discussion of important issues, like fertility struggles and being profiled as a young Muslim man in the US, especially hit home.

Understandably, the new special has also made fans reminisce about his now-cancelled web series, Patriot Act.

Originally released in October 2018, spanning 40 episodes and six seasons, the show was massively popular for its unconventional topics, infographics and research, and humorous delivery.  It even won an Emmy for Outstanding Motion Design in 2019.

Calls for a new season of The Patriot Act have returned in the last week, though Minhaj has remained mum on the matter.

Of course, we’d be remiss to say that the comedy special wasn’t without any critics…

What were your thoughts on Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester? Let us know in the comments below!

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