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Hasan Minhaj’s depoliticization in Netflix’s The King’s Jester is a feeble homecoming Entertainment News, Firstpost

Over the course of his hour-plus standup on Netflix king’s jesterAmerican-Indian stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj talks about how his political statements put his family in danger.

It’s heartfelt when he talks about the threat of anthrax to his little daughter. Otherwise this was tamed. Full of growls and small bites. In fact, the bytes are zero even though the energy on stage is shown.

Hasan Minhaj I always remembered the super-smart boy in the classroom who would raise his hand when the teacher asked a question, even though he didn’t know the answer. Minhaj’s staged monologue has a bright, springy, cheeky enthusiasm. However, he rarely moves from cheerful protest to something more meaningful.

His anti-establishment rants often sound like WhatsApp group chats, with one man appointing himself group supervisor, though not necessarily the person in charge. not.

Much of what Minhaj says king’s jester Sounds like self-congratulatory self-deprecation wrapped in self-mocking: Outwardly, Minhaj even when he was attending a special dinner with Jared Kushner, criticized Saudi activist Rujain Al-Hasrul on stage in front of Kushner. Even when he brings up his arrest, he doesn’t seem to take himself seriously… he’s just doing his duty as a global citizen. (such as moderate lip biting).

However, I am not sure if Minhaji meant to be humble. I’m here.

Minhaj wants to be known as a man who is unaware of his power. In fact, it’s just the opposite. He uses his stand-up platform to let us know how powerful he is. And there is nothing wrong with that. If only he wasn’t so dangerous about his true intentions.

This time I heard a lot about his wife Veena from Minhaj. Veena this, Veena there….yakety yak. ​​It seems unwise to pursue inclusiveness so that marriages are okay. He says the ubiquitous Vina told him to stop being a “brave” activist.

So here comes the clincher, and if you hear that Minhaj isn’t being candid, it’s for the family.

of king jester, Minhaj has a lot to say about her inability to have children. A lot of googling about testicles, semen, sexual positions during intercourse, etc… I’m pretty sure these are all done with Bina’s permission. But that doesn’t make for interesting stand-up his material. At heart, infertility is a very sad situation. Jokes about my ball not working and everything going so far and no further.

Mihaj is especially known for Modi-baiting. This very disappointing stand-up His Hour sees a clip of a man chiding Minhaj for being anti-Modi during an event honoring the Indian Prime Minister in the United States.

The man then asks for a selfie with Minhaj.

understood. Between Prime Minister Modi and his stand-up Minhaj, who knows who is the bigger star. And there is no need for Veena’s intervention in this regard.

selfie, anyone?

Subhash K Jha is a Patna-based film critic who has been writing about Bollywood long enough to know the Bollywood industry thoroughly. He tweets at @SubhashK_Jha.

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