Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1 (2018)



Critic 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.


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Air date: Oct 28, 2018
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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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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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1

Initially, I thought its a really good show but after the indian election show I understand no research all incorrect data. so all other episodes might be same.

This show is really good for a funny yet informative way of current events and is one of the best shows out there.

After months of avidly following and believing Hasan's bs about US politics that I am not particularly well-informed about, I finally listened to his episodes on Indian politics and the sport, cricket. They were a real eye opener, giving a stunning insight into the incompetence of the writing team and the dis-ingenuity of the presenter himself. It would have been OK if his take on things was merely one-sided or cherry-picked. It turns out he simply fabricates and lies for cheap laughs and tries to make a profit by presenting untruths to incite online Indian trolls... for e.g., there is no evidence that an Indian cricketer passed a racist comment against an Australian cricketer, though Hasan claims so. No evidence that BCCI sets the worldcup cricket schedule, although Hasan claims so. There's no actual evidence, other than the lies Hasan invented, that the Modi govt has been involved in the persecution of minorities, or that there has been an uptick in violence against Muslims since his election. Making wild, baseless claims without any substantive evidence or research seems to be the USP of his show. Which is unfortunate because now I am left questioning if anything he's presented on US politics is actually true. By repeatedly positioning himself as an 'Indian' (he is not,,, he's an american citizen), he tries to pass himself off as someone who can intelligently comment on current events in India. However, it becomes quite apparent to anyone even remotely plugged into the current news in India that he simply makes up alternate facts to sell his show. This is unbelievable hypocrisy... he's someone who tries to call out madmen like Trump for their untruths, while actively and knowingly lying to make a profit for himself!! Summary: A hypocrite and purveyor of alternate facts

Hasan is everything *****

Amazing show. It is bold, engaging, and talks about issues many others are shying from. It speaks about current issues with depth and humor���and does so tastefully. Good job, HM!

I love how Minhaj brings comedy and storytelling to discuss hot button topics. It is very well written and presented.

Great stuff. Hasan Minhaj is the best!!

More leftist propaganda propped up by Hollywood

I hope there a another season the writing everything good

This is the best political show currently running and maybe ever. I just hope that Donald Glover doesn't start one, because I would have to watch that instead ;-) .

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