First Avenue Presents

Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester

Past event
Sep 30, 2021
Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Motion Design,” and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor.

In 2017, Minhaj earned rave reviews for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. A first-generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent in November 2014, where he was Jon’s last hire. He continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year and remained on the show through August 2018.

This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones, smart watches, and accessories, will not be permitted in the performance space.

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones, smart watches, and accessories will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times and can access them throughout the event only in designated Phone Use Areas within the venue. All devices will be re-secured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space.

All pouches and equipment will be sanitized prior to individual use. The Yondr staff is trained and required to follow safety guidelines and hygiene protocols to practice social distancing, minimal contact, and wear required personal protective equipment.

Anyone seen using a device (phone, smart watch, or accessories) during the performance will be escorted out of the venue by security. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free experience.


Thu, Sep 30, 2021
All Ages

Tickets for 7:00 pm
Tickets for 10:00 pm

Save 25% on select seats now for the 10:00 pm performance using promo code JESTER

Student Rapid Rush

  • $20 Rapid Rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the 10:00 pm performance (9:30 pm, Thu, Sep 30) for UMN students, valid with a U Card. Based on availability.

Event Information

  • 7:00 pm Show: Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm Show: Doors open at 9:00 pm
  • Tickets:
    • If you selected Postal Delivery. Please present your ticket to the usher.
    • Will Call tickets can be picked up from the East Box Office, on the Ground Floor. You will be asked to present a picture ID when picking up your tickets.
    • Questions: Contact the box office at 612-624-2345 or