In a day and age where we often don’t take the time to dig up data, required to comprehend complex issues, one can thank Hasan Minhaj for his Netflix series, ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj‘. Known for comedies such as ‘Homecoming King’, Hasan has successfully made his show the epitome of ‘infotainment’. Each episode tackles issues plaguing the American society, and sometimes the world at large.
Every time Hasan is up on the stage, and we hear the familiar intro music, the viewers know that they are in for a good time. Taped in front of a live audience, Hasan ensures that the experience in the episodes is interactive. Naturally, you might be wondering where ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ is filmed, and whether you can end up being part of the audience. We have got you covered in that regard.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Filming Location:
We know that ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ is filmed completely indoors. There’s a small stage, from where Hasan walks the audience through the latest issue being tackled. Behind him, there’s a screen where most of the statistics and relevant information is put up. Gathered meticulously by a skilled team of researchers, one might argue that the screen holds one of the most important positions in the series, apart from Hasan himself.
As for where this stage is located, we know that episodes are taped in New York, before a live audience. In fact, you can see Hasan’s own post, inviting people to be a part of the audience, while the episodes are taped.
Manhattan, New York:
While we know that the studio taping takes place in New York, you might be wanting a more specific location. We have the answer to that as well. Filming takes place at 515 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West.
You can check out a fan’s tweet, who’s spoken about how she flew to New York to catch the live filming of Hasan’s show, to find out he was doing an expose on the prime minister of her country.
When you fly to New York to see the live filming of the @patriotact with @hasanminhaj & he does an exposé on your prime minister!!!#NotFromSingaporeButICameToSeeYou #WacanadaForever https://t.co/zJ2OyRJUwx
— Shivangi Gandhi (@shivangigandhi) September 2, 2019
From what we understand, the taping usually goes on for about an hour, and people need to be at least 18, in order to be part of the audience. As per reports, episodes are usually taped on Wednesdays, at 6:45 PM. As viewers know, new episodes drop on Sundays.
Thus, it is clear that the political satire, cum news show, is taped exclusively indoors. Using a variety of graphs and charts, Hasan manages to paint pictures of various issues, around the world, that we should be paying attention to. Despite the very serious subject matter, Hasan manages to keep things interesting at all times, with his quick wit, and sense of humor.
The Indian American comedian can really tickle the funny bone of the Indian diaspora while remaining a politically woke, and relevant figure to others. Despite all the action taking place inside a Manhattan studio, Hasan’s narration has the power to move you to the places where the issues are situated. Thus, it is not surprising that the live audience always seems to have a good time, and people are always lining up to be present during the show’s taping.
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