For most teenagers, prom is a big deal with a lot of build-up. Asking someone to the big dance comes with enough hurdles as it is, so Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) was convinced that his strict Indian father and his family's cultural quirks would ruin any shot he might have at finding someone to slow dance with on prom night. On this episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman takes Hasan back to high school to find out if he managed to score his dream date for the big night.
[Contains explicit content] In this choice excerpt from Hold On, a show where host Eugene Mirman pauses the stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story, Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) takes us back to high school. The quest for a prom date is on! To hear the full episode, check out the Hold On with Eugene Mirman series channel.
Hasan Minhaj performs a comedic story about how being Indian in a predominantly white high school interacted with his love life, before a live audience for Don't Tell My Mother! at Café Fais Do-Do in Los Angeles, CA on February 2, 2014.
[Contains explicit content] The Melting Pot. Sounds delicious, right? On this episode of Sounds Like America, we're not talking about fondue or bubbling dishes of gumbo, we're digging into the theory of the melting pot. Outspoken comedian Michelle Buteau is the host of this episode, where she and a diverse crew of other comedians take on the idea of the melting pot and poke fun of all the ways America does and does not live up to this metaphor.