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Journalism meets stand-up comedy: How Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj gets it all right

From Saudi Arabia to Cricket to US healthcare, the award-winning Netflix show Patriot Act is on to its fifth season and with millions of viewers worldwide we’re diving into why we think it gets everything right!

1.    Content

It’s almost 2020, no one can deny that content is king. News, information, knowledge is getting more and more accessible; we’re moving from print towards podcasts and video and streaming. The content game is so big, it’s almost too much. Patriot Act manages to stand out and deliver well researched content that has been structured keeping in mind young audiences. Behind each 30-minute episode is tons and tons of research that has been filtered and delivered in an engaging way. Not to mention that each episode is extremely relevant and set in the socio-political context of today.

2.    Format

Someone once described watching Patriot Act as similar to going through a much savvier version of a PowerPoint presentation. An Emmy award winner for outstanding motion design, Patriot Acts format is like no other show on tv. The visual representation of data covers the entire set design and Hasan Minhaj stands in center as the screens change around him following cues in tone, material, content etc. In a world where we’re finally embracing the importance of design, Patriot Act manages to use it as a tool to create an engaging classroom-like environment but for adults.

3.    Hasan Minhaj

The former late night show host and stand-up comedian is pretty much my favorite political commentator out there. Hasan manages to bring his whip-smart and charismatic voice onto the show and his honesty comes at a time when the US is in the Donald trump era of anti-immigrant rhetoric. A first generation Indian-Muslim American, Hasan manages to connect with audiences from across the globe and his humor shines through as he delivers his fast-paced monologue. It’s an exciting evolution from everyday serious journalism and still manages to pack the perfect punch while being a fun watch.

So if you’re in the mood for some learning, some comedy and many, many sneaker references – Patriot Act should be next on your list!

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