Welcome to Comedy Now, a weekly column cataloging what comedy fans should know about what’s available in the streaming world. Whether it’s a brand new special, an old classic, or the oddball show that defies categorization, we’ll list as many as we can for your enjoyment right here. Who knows? We may even throw in a few non-streamable bits on occasion, like tour announcements from our favorite comics. You can check out the previous column here.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj just might work
Last Sunday saw the premiere of the first two episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, the former Daily Show correspondent and stand-up comedian’s new Netflix series. When we spoke with Minhaj ahead of Sunday’s debut, he declared that he “[wants] things to always feel urgent and timeless,” and that doing a show like Patriot Act on a streaming platform works perfectly for this since “the medium is the message.” Judging by the critical reaction so far, Minhaj is right and Netflix subscribers seem to agree.