Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1 (2018)

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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

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Patriot Act stands apart from other like-minded comedy shows thanks to Hasan Minhaj's masterful blending of thought and feeling, catharsis and criticism.

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Critic Ratings: 15

75%

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User Ratings: 139

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 28, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 28, 2018
3
Air date: Nov 4, 2018
4
Oil
Air date: Nov 11, 2018
5
Air date: Nov 18, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 25, 2018
7
Air date: Dec 2, 2018

Tv Season Info

Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.

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Critic Reviews for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Volume 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

What Patriot Act is doing very well in these early episodes is balancing the desire to tell cathartic jokes with the need to think, in a way that incorporates ideas about ethics and morality.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…
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It boasts a polish and consistency that forever eluded The Break with Michelle Wolf, Netflix's other (now-canceled) attempt at rallying the #TheResistance.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…
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The stand-up adjacent style of "Patriot Act" feels livelier and more original than other satirical series mimicking the traditions and conceits of the evening news.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

[It] doesn't run away from political comedy convention while also aiming for something just different enough to make it stand apart.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A funnier, fresher, less snarky version of Last Week Tonight.

Dec 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So my hope is that Patriot Act can find more time and slow things down, allowing Minhaj the space to fully express himself while the rest of us keep up.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The episodes are very funny, but the jokes are fully integrated into the topics, not just sprinkled on top like a spoonful of sugar.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Comedian shares his satirical take on current events.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Addresses issues like anti-black sentiments in Asian immigrant communities... and he does it all without making any of his discussion topics seem like the domain of an "other."

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…

He's a B- Eviscerator but potentially an A+ Self-Mocker. And bridging daunting divides like that is his specialty.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The host makes no missteps while executing the debut episode, although the subject matter may not compel a substantial audience.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's clear that the quality that sets Minhaj apart isn't just the show's format, but Minhaj himself.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1

  • Mar 01, 2020
    Must see. Smart, educational, funny. Great job by Hasan Minhaj.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Hasan Minhaj is the best comedian out there. He talks about hard hitting very complex issues in an empathetic but hilarious and engaging ways.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    GET WOKE AND WATCH THIS SHOW! The show is informative and brings important issues to light, the graphics set it apart from other shows. The graphics help tell the informative story of that weeks episode, most def the best data visualization I have seen! Shit better than the data at the tableau conference haha. Hasan has the gift of educating you with FACTS in a way that is understandable but doesn't make you feel like your aunt is calling you stupid.
  • Dec 02, 2019
    Politics and social issues explained in a way that can be easily understood. Very well done
  • Dec 02, 2019
    Definitely a funny and creative take on issues.
  • Nov 18, 2019
    Watch this to find out what bleeding heart Hollywood elites want us to think about current events.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    Partial, he act too much.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Hassan needs to work on his delivery, it takes serious effort to make propaganda seem funny.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Trying hard to sway public opinion but his tone is douchbaggy and research and views are unbalanced. He lacks credibility amd comes across as ignorant.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    An amazing show. Dives deep into interesting situations. He is clearly very brave since he dives into extremely controversial and taboo topics. Kudos to him!

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