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One of the highest-grossing weekly political shows, ‘Patriot Act,’ came to an end on Tuesday night when the Indian American host of the show, Hasan Minhaj, took to Twitter to break this news to the fans. He wrote, “ Patriot Act has come to an end. My two babies were born and grew up with the show…” He heartily thanked the writers, producers, directors as well as the animators for the successful prolonged Thirty-nine episodes. But he expressed gratitude to his fans and Netflix more so than any other for this long mile he ran. Hasan Minhaj was the one and the only person of South Asian origin to have a political talk show of his own in the USA. Again, one of just two South Asians — close by Lilly Singh of ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ — to have a syndicated program in the US. It’s been almost two years since the premiere of the show, which was in October 2018.

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Brought up in Davis, California, Hasan, 34, started his vocation as a professional comic, first picking up prominence as a senior journalist for ‘The Daily Show,’ which was being facilitated by Jon Stewart at that point. He later assisted ‘The White House Correspondents’ Dinner’ in Washington DC., a prominent yearly assembling of DC columnists and lawmakers. In 2017, his uncommon satire ‘Homecoming King’ appeared on Netflix, where Hasan drew on his own life and accounts of his youth as the child of migrants from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh to experiencing childhood in the United States and getting his enormous break in parody. Hasan left ‘The Daily Show’ in 2018 for the Patriot Act, which follows in the strides of a few compelling shows that weave stand-up satire and news investigation together, including John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘Weekend Update’ on SNL.

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Fans have been dismayed after this news and have started a petition to urge Netflix to restart the show. The popular OTT platform, Netflix has not cited any reasons as to why it canceled its only talk show. Moreover, its the only talk show on Netflix to ever bag an Emmy and a Peabody Award. Minhaj, in his tweets, mentioned, “…Now it’s time to return these screens to Best buy.” The large screens that Minhaj references were a particular component of the Patriot Act; they folded over Minhaj out of sight and under his feet and helped add to Minhaj’s explainers and monologs. In any case, more significantly, it was Minhaj’s character and how he interfaced with the crowd that drove the Patriot Act.

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The Peabody-winning satire show investigated the cutting edge social and political scene with Minhaj utilizing his comedic voice and narrating aptitude to examine the more significant patterns forming the world. In his very first episode, he discussed the Students for fair admissions v. Harvard. There have been repeated allegations that Harvard disfavors Asian-American students for their undergraduate programs. Even though the university has consistently denied these acclaims and tried to dodge off the matter, Hasan Minhaj tries to look more into it by coming up with several cases. Officially, the Patriot Act was a flawless show and something worth investing our time in. In the second scene in October 2018, Minhaj portrayed the show as a “woke TED Talk.” There was a touch of that TED Talk desperation, a touch of the YouTube explainer sort, and bits of his institute of matriculation ‘The Daily Show’, all with the open, mutual feel of hold up. Be that as it may, we should not get it curved: Patriot Act was a damn decent show. What made a difference, and resounded, was Minhaj’s and head author Prashanth Venkataramanujam’s order of this mishmash — a deft mix of the individual and the political that perceived and tested this free, sketchy thing we call the Indian American Experience. This was when minority and settler legislative issues had cracked American culture and was starting to discover echoes over the world. The absence of sufficient minority portrayal was a putrefying sore. ‘Patriot Act’ tended to this imbalance. Here was a show featured by a second-age Muslim immigrant ready to say something regarding matters far and wide. Out of nowhere, woke culture that occasionally took steps to dive into firm political rightness found a reasonable other option.

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Minhaj had taken a dig at big corporations like Amazon and Supreme. Elections, college, retirement, streaming media, public transportation, video game harassment, drug prices, student loans are all topics that were covered by the ‘Patriot Act’. These are some of the issues that people deal with on a regular basis and had to go through great troubles of length. He created momentum with the Indian Audience with the episode ‘Indian Elections’ featuring an interview with Shashi Tharoor. He was efficiently critical of the ruling BJP Party as well as INC landing him at peril with the Indian Government. The general notion of Indian Immigrants is not to have an opinion on homeland affairs, but Hasan Minhaj didn’t shy away from breaking through that.

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Every scene brought Minhaj jumping onto the stage. Anxious to take advantage of his time, he shook through sharp punchlines while gesturing like a hip-jump craftsman occupied with a rap fight. His adversary was every third-rail issue – the expression used to depict themes that government officials on either side of the gap keep away from because of a paranoid fear of looking awful. The narcotic emergency, emotional wellness, quick design, prejudice in policing, restriction in China, online life organizations. On the off chance that the subject featured an organization’s peculiarities, awkwardness, or monstrosities anyplace on the planet, it was a reasonable game.

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‘Patriot Act’ was more than a considerably conventional show. Minhaj’s feelings followed yours, and the show tweaked with them. It helped that the show didn’t situate him as an unbiased host yet as a person. Minhaj now and again clarified that his personality affected his point of view, focusing the South Asian people group at whatever point conceivable.

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