Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, is the theatrical debut of humorist and “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj. It will play a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City from October 15th to November 15th. Homecoming King, the story of the “New Brown America,” is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the US, meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is written and performed by Hasan Minhaj and directed by Greg Walloch. Scenic design is by Sara C. Walsh, lighting design by Sarah Lurie, and costume design by Kristen Buckels. It is presented by Mike Berkowitz and Mike Lavoie. Support for Homecoming King is provided by the Sundance New Frontier Storytelling Lab and the Doris Duke New Frontier Fellowship.
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program “The Daily Show”. A 2014 Just For Laughs ‘New Face’, he was selected by the Sundance Institute to develop ‘Homecoming King’ and corresponding feature film at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. A featured storyteller on The Moth Radio Hour his work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television. He hosted the documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His viral web series ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker, and New York Times. 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.
Greg Walloch (Director) is an internationally renowned comedian, writer and storyteller whose live solo shows have toured in Moscow, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Poland, Scotland, Tel Aviv and in various festivals across the United States. Walloch is a regular guest appearing with The Moth and is currently featured in their Peabody Award winning series The Moth Radio Hour on National Public Radio. Additionally, he was also featured in USA Network’s Characters Unite national live storytelling tour as well as appears in the network’s Characters Unite, “I Won’t Stand For…,” PSA TV campaign to fight hate and discrimination. Walloch is passionate about storytelling bringing together community. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and is the host of the popular monthly live storytelling show, Eat Your Words at The Standard, Hollywood.