Hasan Minhaj acceptance speech -- 2016 MPAC Media Awards

MPAC's 25th annual Media Awards honoree, Hasan Minhaj, is a comedian, “The Daily Show” correspondent and creator of the powerful off-Broadway show “Homecoming King,” which tackles issues of identity, interracial love, and integration.
The sharp and witty correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program “The Daily Show,” actor and comedian Hasan Minhaj has produced eye-opening and gut-busting segments that tackle ISIS, Islamophobia, race, healthcare and the environment. He recently finished a North American tour of his play “Homecoming King,” where he explores his Indian-American-Muslim identity, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.


  • Mary grace Qcson
    Mary grace Qcson2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Who's her mom and dad?

  • Rene Jay Sevilla
    Rene Jay Sevilla4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Grade 10??

  • Faria Farzana
    Faria Farzana4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    bruh who the hell is that Cameraman. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Lina Te
    Lina Te10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    4 years later, camera man is still searching for his family..

  • fia esteban lara
    fia esteban lara11 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Manizia Basena
    Manizia Basenaปีที่แล้ว

    Cameraman. YOU'RE FIRED!!!

  • Ruban K
    Ruban Kปีที่แล้ว

    Looks like cameraman doesn't know the parents or still looking for them in the audience..lol

  • firefl!esmusic

    Hey cameraman! I dont even knw what to say! Just keep up the good work! 😐

  • Ms Allen

    Ms Allen



  • Peace & Love
    Peace & Loveปีที่แล้ว

    Where's mom? :(

  • Nisha Khan
    Nisha Khan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Congratulations to you! Your family is so proud of you MashaAllah!

  • omaima ali
    omaima ali2 ปีที่แล้ว

    The funniest thing is that the cameraman couldn’t find the family😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Great speech

  • Angelinabug
    Angelinabug2 ปีที่แล้ว

    The camera people/producer don’t recognize his parents and wife so don’t know who to pan to. Smh

  • Javeria khan
    Javeria khan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Umm excuse me camera guy

  • Javeria khan
    Javeria khan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Chutney brown 😂😂😂

  • Imran Siddiqui
    Imran Siddiqui2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Cameraman is more afraid of hasan parents then Hasan himself

  • Ravi Peiris
    Ravi Peiris2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I appreciate the last statement he made about "getting twice as much"..... Something as an Indian Asian I can appreciate in California as I'm told I'm not good enough for jobs since I'm not bilingual Spanish speaking

  • Abdur Rahman
    Abdur Rahman2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Finally i heard him speak hindi!!! I knew he could

  • Nerea Mubinya
    Nerea Mubinya2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Are all your friends brown

  • pearlgarden29
    pearlgarden292 ปีที่แล้ว

    A very humble man he is going to shoot to the stars!!

  • pearlgarden29
    pearlgarden292 ปีที่แล้ว

    Whoa you have beautiful mom.

  • pearlgarden29
    pearlgarden292 ปีที่แล้ว

    Did Americans you know to use Asians we always respect our elders know before getting them always!!

  • Mahmuda Kabir Moni
    Mahmuda Kabir Moni2 ปีที่แล้ว

    The day I will be done with my university, I will dance indecently and upload the video on youtube..."Done with Humiliation " video :D

  • Mahmuda Kabir Moni

    Mahmuda Kabir Moni

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Moonshine Jama You are absolutely right! I passed my university life in fear of humiliation and bullying because of one person...not sure if I can do something about it or not but I pray that whatever I faced, no other person may ever face it...

  • Moonshine Jama

    Moonshine Jama

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I hope you should do something that fights Bullying and related problems we face at school and universities most in universities it mind games and they provoke you into violence much different than the high school where it was physical . Sorry forgive if I bother you

  • Mundhir Abdirahman
    Mundhir Abdirahman2 ปีที่แล้ว

    The best thing on earth is your parent watch your success! Goals!!

  • Moonshine Jama

    Moonshine Jama

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    So true well said


    Worst camera man on earth

  • Arsela Mallick
    Arsela Mallick2 ปีที่แล้ว

    He is seriously a light in this world. Need more parents like his and more Muslims/Brown people like him. He is the best and most authentic representation of Muslims/brown people. "Log kya kehenge" hits home. Love him too much

  • Arraik Cruor

    Arraik Cruor


    How is he the best representation? Muslims are too diverse to be represented by this one person.

  • Moonshine Jama

    Moonshine Jama

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks you are also a great person and I am proud to know people like you Arisela Mallick God bless you

  • Captain stark
    Captain stark2 ปีที่แล้ว

    log kya kehyenge

  • Cozied Up Meena Artisan
    Cozied Up Meena Artisan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    i think a thank you to your sister would have been nice

  • Vinayak Ohri

    Vinayak Ohri


    Okaaaay... Are you her?

  • Adam Hellerud
    Adam Hellerud3 ปีที่แล้ว

    He is perfect

  • Safir Jamil
    Safir Jamil3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Is that Mike Farrell at 1:25

  • tayyab iftikhar
    tayyab iftikhar3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Masha Allah

  • Khatima Afzali
    Khatima Afzali3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Such a poor video shot! The cameraman had to cover his parents and wife nicely but couldn't...

  • Khatima Afzali
    Khatima Afzali3 ปีที่แล้ว

    "Be twice as good to get twice as much" - Hasan Minhaj You are my idol any way #Hasan

  • Luthfa Shabrina
    Luthfa Shabrina3 ปีที่แล้ว


  • wahhajs
    wahhajs3 ปีที่แล้ว

    bank credit😂

  • Jeovana N
    Jeovana N3 ปีที่แล้ว

    we saw EVERYONE in the room, except his parents

  • Afaq
    Afaq3 ปีที่แล้ว


  • No one Important
    No one Important3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Beautiful speech :-)

  • Jas
    Jas3 ปีที่แล้ว

    i came here bc i thought hasan would be playing the piano on the thumbnail lol

  • Kaur
    Kaur3 ปีที่แล้ว

    He actually said "Log kya kahengey!" Hahaaaa. So Indian:) love u man!

  • danish farhaad

    danish farhaad


    You got a century with this

  • Jasmine Lim
    Jasmine Lim4 ปีที่แล้ว

    "with my dad" 1:25 O.o that ain't his dad....

  • Hasnain Syed

    Hasnain Syed


    Nope... That's Mike Farrell from M*A*S*H

  • wahhajs


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Jasmine Lim yup

  • youtubeanon
    youtubeanon4 ปีที่แล้ว

    5:40 'everybody who's met my wife beena loves her ... ' i bet

  • Mardas Man
    Mardas Man4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Dear Mr Minhaj, please pressure the MPAC for disavowing the muslim brotherhood members Linda Sarsour, Dalia Mogahed and Mohamed Magid and make sure, that you are not supporting a religious right that is opposed to the other christian religious right.

  • Uzi



    Mardas Man fuck oofffff

  • Vinayak Ohri

    Vinayak Ohri


    What's up with this comment man?

  • The ordinary

    The ordinary

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    what r u talking about

  • Thivya Prasad
    Thivya Prasad4 ปีที่แล้ว

    My Nigga

  • #Humanity First
    #Humanity First4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Waw Cool..👏👏👏

  • A S
    A S4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great guy!

  • Arhum Z
    Arhum Z4 ปีที่แล้ว

    6:27 aliJEET

  • Jonathan G
    Jonathan G4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Camera man or editor are useless. Would have been great to actually see the parents. What a shame.

  • Im 47

    Im 47


    @Marília Yuri Otsuka nope

  • Marília Yuri Otsuka

    Marília Yuri Otsuka

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    0:22 his mom and dad

  • Al


    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I have a feeling it was intentional

  • Immortal!


    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Jonathan G it’s the Show Floor director’s fault( and if they have a producer, it’s the producers final call as well of what to include or what pictures, who to show) The Cameramen will only show of what’s the director whisper to them ( they wear earpiece , that’s where they know who to focus and when to get a long shot or audience shot, etc) especially on an event like this one. I know this coz i have firsthand experience and info:)

  • Elevtr


    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Haha, I think I know what happened as a video guy, they prob had one camera and filmed the crowd later and cut it in, maybe his parents left after his speech so they couldn't get as many shots of them in the crowd.

  • Brutal Honesty
    Brutal Honesty4 ปีที่แล้ว

    who is the mom? who is the dad? wtf is the cameraman doing?

  • C. Cho

    C. Cho

    11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I thought that Columbian guy was his dad 🤷‍♂️

  • Ms Allen

    Ms Allen


    He saw too many brown people and got confused

  • Aasif Haque

    Aasif Haque


    You can search on google for their family picture on his sister's Instagram.

  • Velma Nagesh

    Velma Nagesh

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Brutal Honesty 4:08 his mom

  • Feena Qazi
    Feena Qazi4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hasan is just rock n roll.

  • Thoughts
    Thoughts4 ปีที่แล้ว

    6:26 my nigga Ali BaluK lol

  • TheTripleTKA
    TheTripleTKA4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Show the people he's talking about damn!! Horrible camera work!

  • Har Sha

    Har Sha

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Camera man is high

  • Isadora Zachariah
    Isadora Zachariah5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I am truly happy for you Hasan and I love your speech. As a Muslim who wants to make it as a writer with a disappointed family I appreciate what you say more than you know. I hope I to would one day get the chance to have my own moment. I love what you do. You are an inspiration to all of us Muslims who came here to fight for our dreams. :) Congratulations

  • Bored Engineer Operating Near Groom Lake Detachment 3

    Bored Engineer Operating Near Groom Lake Detachment 3

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Linda Victoria good luck. Stay focused.