just another ex-jazz-musician/proto-rapper/Jersey-Irish-poet-actor/print-junkie/film-raptor/beat-hipster-"white Negro"-rhapsodizer/ex-hippie-punk-'60s-radical-organizer's take on all things cultural, political, spiritual & aggrandizing
Monday, October 29, 2018
Hasan Minhaj's comedy special HOMECOMING KING is more of a one-man autobiographical show than the usual stand-up comic's TV special. It tells a coherent story with an engaging arc and a satisfying pay off, while all the time slipping in big laughs and even epiphanies (he's more of a teacher than a comic sometimes (check out his new topical weekly show, a great variation on the talk show format)).
Minhaj takes chances and they don't always work but they sure are fresh. HOMECOMING is like a really funny but equally enlightening TED talk without the pretentions and slickness. Well worth watching.