Hasan Minhaj acceptance speech — 2016 MPAC Media Awards

MPAC’s 25th annual Media Awards honoree, Hasan Minhaj, is a comedian, “The Daily Show” correspondent and creator of the powerful off-Broadway show “Homecoming King,” which tackles issues of identity, interracial love, and integration.

The sharp and witty correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program “The Daily Show,” actor and comedian Hasan Minhaj has produced eye-opening and gut-busting segments that tackle ISIS, Islamophobia, race, healthcare and the environment. He recently finished a North American tour of his play “Homecoming King,” where he explores his Indian-American-Muslim identity, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.

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