‘Daily Show’ comedian taking his show on tour


NEW YORK — Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent with Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” is coming to a home near you with his one-man show “Homecoming King.”

The comedian will kick off a 19-city North America tour this summer, starting Aug. 19 in Portland, Oregon. He’ll then hit stages in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Iowa City, New Orleans, Boston and Toronto, among others.

It’s a show about a first-generation Indian-American navigating between those two worlds but never completely at ease in either. He made his debut in the show last year at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.

Minhaj explores growing up in northern California with bullies, discovering a sister he knew nothing about and taking long walks home from school because he was shunned from carpools.

Minhaj cites as his biggest influences the writer Junot Diaz and the storytelling of hip-hop. His comedic idols are Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and former boss Jon Stewart.