Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1 (2018)

Volume 1
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 15


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User Ratings: 155

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

Following journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, Hasan reveals the truth about Saudi Arabia. He exposes the true nature of crown prince MBS.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

Hasan describes how the Asian American lawsuit could end affirmative action. He explains how conservative activism fits within this issue.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

Comedian Hasan takes a break from his Amazon habit to examine the ruthless tactics the business used to become the biggest store on the internet.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

Hasan digs into the repercussions of America's increasing emphasis on oil production in the wake of a significant yet poorly publicized oil spill in the Gulf Coast.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

Hasan looks into the business behind the streetwear label Supreme, which promotes its image as much as its products.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2018

Hasan investigates the Trump administration's policies and goals in his segment about immigration in America.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2018

Hasan gets real about how social media companies use antiquated policies to sidestep regulations and manage their content.

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Tv Season Info

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

Cast & Crew

Hasan Minhaj
Executive Producer
Prashanth Venkataramanujam
Executive Producer
Michelle Caputo
Executive Producer
Shannon Hartman
Executive Producer
Jennie Church-Cooper
Executive Producer
Jim Margolis
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Critic Reviews for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Volume 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

[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…

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…

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

  • Apr 26, 2021
    My girlfriend has always had trouble falling asleep, but no more! Along came the Patriot Act. Now she's out cold in seconds! Thank you Hasan Minaj! Saved her hundreds of dollars in medical bills.
  • Oct 29, 2020
    Started off great until it became overly opinionated. If the topics were presented objectively with humor and let the audience decide what is right, it would be great. But this guy is keen on shoving down his bias on to others. Not very different from Fox and CNN.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    He's a Muslim so bound to have negative reviews
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Hasan Minhaj in his show The Patriot Act is in my opinion following some of the most influential tv show hosts/jurnalists of this century in his own way. I did not like him that much in the Daily Show but in TPA he is brilliant. He is able to take very serious and important issues of our time and dumb it down for regular people. Not too much but enough. I love it! He is doing ,,gods work'' in my opinion. And all the others who through comedy and facts give us the information we need to be able to fight back against greed, the 1%, rasism and all the other threats to all of our futures. He is spreading awareness. Thank you Hasan. Keep it up.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    amazing hasan minhaj is the best baby . hasan is killing it. i love the show and i watch it every fucking day.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Absolutely love this show funny yet very informative you always learn something watching each episode deffinetly my favourite talk show I never miss an episode. Have recommended it to everyone however most were already watching it before I even got onto it.
  • 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

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