The Daily Show, a nightly satirical news program on Comedy Central, has been an incubator of comedic talent for years.
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver and others, made their names as correspondents and host on the long-running program that seeks to bring comedy to the sad state of affair that is U.S. politics. The current host of the show, Trevor Noah, has upped the ante and has brought “The Daily Show” to a whole new legion of fans.
Helping Noah bring “The Daily Show” into this turbulent generation is Hasan Minhaj, who has assumed the senior correspondent position on the show. His comedic star power has grown ever since he joined the show in 2014. In 2017, he was a featured speaker at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and that May, he premiered his first stand-up comedy special, “Homecoming King,” on Netflix.
In an era where many feel that comedy is dying due to, as they perceive, a restriction on freedom of speech, Minhaj has carved out a special niche that should see his talents grow even more in the coming years.
For those that want to see this funny man in action, he’ll be on tour later this summer, hitting cities from coast-to-coast. Here’s the complete tour info, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
Aug. 11 & 12 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Theatre at Ace Hotel (Tickets for both shows now on pre-sale)
Aug. 18 -- Morristown, NJ -- Mayo Performing Arts Center
Aug. 19 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Aug. 24 -- Miami, FL -- Olympia Theater (Tickets on sale July 13)
Aug. 25 -- Atlanta, GA -- Tabernacle presented by Cricket Wireless
Aug. 26 -- Nashville, TN -- Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 7 -- Boston, MA -- The Wilbur
Sept. 8 -- Ann Arbor, MI -- Michigan Theater
Sept. 9 -- Milwaukee, WI -- The Pabst Theater
Sept. 15 -- Houston, TX -- Cullen Performance Hall
Sept. 16 -- Dallas, TX -- Majestic Theatre
Sept. 23 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 29 -- Chicago, IL -- The Chicago Theatre
Sept. 30 -- Minneapolis, MN -- State Theatre
Oct. 7 -- Toronto, ON -- Sony Centre for the Performing Arts