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Funny Business: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

  • New York Institute of Technology, Auditorium (NYIT) 1871 Broadway New York, NY 10023 (map)
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Former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj is changing up the traditional late-night formula with his new Netflix weekly political comedy show. After a screening of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, hear from the creative minds behind the show on what goes into developing and producing late night talk, and where the opportunities are in comedy's new wave. RSVP


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JIM MARGOLIS, SHOWRUNNER, PATRIOT ACT

Jim Margolis is an American producer, writer, and director. He is currently the showrunner for the Netflix show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Margolis previously was showrunner/executive producer of Comedy Central’s Hood Adjacent after serving as co-executive producer on HBO’s Veep. Repped by Verve and Schreck Rose, Margolis’ credits also include Starz’s Blunt Talk, Adult Swim’s Newsreaders, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.


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PRASHANTH VENKATARAMANUJAM, CO-CREATOR, PATRIOT ACT

Prashanth Venkataramanujam is an Emmy-nominated writer currently serving as executive producer and co-creator of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. He's also a producer on The Fix with Jimmy Carr and was a staff writer on Bill Nye Saves the World both of which debuted on Netflix. Beyond his work in late-night, Prashanth served as head writer for the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner and the 2016 Radio & Television Correspondents' Dinner. He's also a regular contributor on Every Little Thing, a new podcast produced by Gimlet Media.


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NICOLE GALOVSKI, CREATIVE PRODUCER, FICTIONLESS

Nicole Galovski is the Creative Producer at the Academy Award Winning production company, Fictionless. Her work has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, on ESPN, DirecTV and PBS, and featured in Vanity Fair, Variety, and The Huffington Post. She is currently in development and production on a number of television series and films including Boy Boy Girl Girl starring Katie Holmes, All Creatures starring Karen Gillan and a feature documentary in partnership with the United Nations about the Sustainable Development Goals. Nicole is host of TEDx Piscataqua River and was the Director of Programming for the New Hampshire Film Festival.

 
 
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