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Welcome to New Brown America
Comedy and stories from The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience.
Follow Hasan's arrival in the US, meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.
February 10, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse
WHO WE ARE
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. His critically acclaimed one man show ‘Homecoming King’ recently returned Off-Broadway after a sold-out run in 2015. A featured storyteller for The Moth, his work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television.
He has been seen on a variety of other television programs including Arrested Development on Netflix, HBO’s Getting On, and @Midnight on Comedy Central.
Dunya is a film and entertainment company focused on telling stories that reflect the diversity of the people they're talking to.
Whether it's their TELUS Optik show Welcome to Surrey, short-form health tips for South Asian seniors, or helping a company like Ellebox reduce the stigma around women's health, Dunya is dedicated to using film and brand development to make happy solutions for serious problems.
The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj Brings One-Man Show to Vancouver
VANCOUVER - After a sold-out run in over 30 cities across North America, comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj is bringing his one-man show, Homecoming King, to the Vancouver Playhouse on February 10th.
A collection of comedy and storytelling from Minhaj’s first-generation Indian-American experience, Homecoming King follows Hasan’s childhood in America, meeting his 5-year old sister for the first time on her surprise arrival from India, interracial love, racism, bullying, growing up and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American dream.
“It’s wonderful,” says Jon Stewart, who hired Hasan as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in 2014. “You’re going to laugh, [and] probably cry. Because you, unlike me, can still feel.”
“A lot of people that have felt othered for a variety of different reasons,” Minhaj told Al-Jazeera earlier this year. “Whether that’s their social background, their ethnicity, creed, class or religion. Regardless of ethnicity or religion, I think it transcends all those things.”
And transcend it has.
“The first time I saw the show, I was overwhelmed by how inspiring it was to finally see something so close to my experiences reflected back to me,” said Kashif Pasta, a co-founder of Dunya Media, which is producing Homecoming King’s Vancouver performance. “From the Drake and Kanye music that plays as you enter the theatre, to the show’s references to Kobe Bryant, Eminem, and Bollywood classics like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, this show isn’t about working out how to be Indian and American. It is just Indian American. It’s own thing. This is something we haven’t seen many narratives about, and it’s a big, big deal.”
Theatrical events in and around Vancouver’s South Asian community have been enjoying growing exponential growth over the past few years. Local plays like Puneet Singh’s The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson and national tours like Jus Reign’s Geeta Brother’s A Very Punjabi Christmas have all sold out, playing to audiences that are demanding to see their own stories in a relatable, engaging way.
“Dunya is all about using narrative and comedy to help people relate to themselves and each other. Homecoming King fits right into the vision of helping people tell their stories, and is an incredible way to inspire Vancouverites to do exactly that.”
“There is covert classism and racism that happens every day, and I just wanted to talk about it in a very personal way that’s funny. It opens the dialogue, and people have started sharing their stories.” -Hasan
“And because of that, I think people feel a little bit less alone.”
Homecoming King plays February 10th, 2017 at The Vancouver Playhouse. Tickets available now at dunya.ca/live