‘HASAN MINHAJ: HOMECOMING KING’ Returns
WRITTEN BY AND STARRING “THE DAILY SHOW”CORRESPONDENT AND HUMORIST
BEGINS RETURN ENGAGEMENT
THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 7-30, 2016
THE CHERRY LANE THEATRE
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, (www.homecomingkingshow.com) the theatrical debut of humorist and “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj, will return to the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC) from January 7-30th, Directed by Greg Walloch. The show is produced by Mike Berkowitz and Mike Lavoie.
Hasan Minhaj: 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, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.
“I’ve truly been overwhelmed and humbled by the amazing response this show has received,” said Hasan Minhaj. “The story of the American Dream is everyone’s story. Regardless of race, culture, creed, or class, everyone has felt like an outsider at some point in life. I’m thrilled that so many people have connected to stories of love, family, fear, and forgiveness.”
The New York Times cheers, “Hasan Minhaj battles bigotry with bittersweet humor,” while Theatermania calls Homecoming King, “as much an autobiographical sketch as it is a window into a culture that’s often sidelined in America.” The Huffington Post raves, “what really sets the show apart is his fearlessness. The power of the show is undeniable” and The Wrap applauds “Engaging & Ebullient! The Indian-American answer to Billy Crystal’s ‘700 Sundays.'”
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming Kingis 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.
Tickets, ranging from $40-60, as well as a complete performance schedule are available at: Homecomingkingshow.com – an interactive website filled with featurettes, ‘New Brown America’ art gallery by Sam Spratt, and a section where fans can share their own stories and continue the dialogue. Schedule available below.
Minhaj continues his role as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”
Hasan Minhaj (Star/Writer) is a comedian, actor, and writer 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 related feature film at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. A featured storyteller for The Moth, 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/Story Development) 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, the acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, he 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 strongly believes that sharing our personal narrative has the power to change not only our own lives, but also the lives of those around us. He regularly teaches concepts from his master class The Alchemy of Storytelling. Some of Walloch’s engagements have included the American Repertory Theater at Harvard, George Washington University, UC Berkeley, New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Loyola Marymount University, Sydney, Australia’s High School of the Performing Arts, Escuela Campo Alegre in Venezuela, and The Calhoun School in New York City, among others. He also mentors students at Hamburg Germany’s D&F Academy. Greg Walloch 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.
HASAN MINHAJ: HOMECOMING KING