With 13 episodes under its belt, Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” wants to double down on original reporting. At the April 6 Emmys FYC event for the freshman variety talk show, co-creator and host Minhaj announced the intent to expand the series journalistic bonafides.
“We’re going to have an internal investigative reporting team at ‘Patriot Act,” Minhaj told a packed house at Netflix Home Theater. “Going forward, we’re gonna start breaking long-lead investigative reports that we’re providing all the footage and sources for. I’m really excited to do that.”
The comedian described the series as an “investigative visual comedic podcast” and performs each episode on an EDM-inspired set, complete with huge video screens and floor graphics.
“It’s been really cool to see the [variety talk] genre continue to expand,” said the “The Daily Show” alum, an observation that should give the Television Academy pause.
By Libby Hill, IndieWire