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Hasan Minhaj Brings His Theatrical Debut Tour "Homecoming King" to the Perelman Theater, December 2, 2016

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HASAN MINHAJ BRINGS HIS THEATRICAL DEBUT TOUR HOMECOMING KING TO THE PERELMAN THEATER, DECEMBER 2, 2016

Humorist and The Daily Show Correspondent Makes Kimmel Center Debut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 2016) –– Comedian Hasan Minhaj makes his theatrical debut at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Homecoming Kingon Friday, December 2 at, 8:30 p.m. Homecoming King tells the story of the “New Brown America” and is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience. The show focuses on Minhaj’s arrival in the United States, meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, and bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive “American Dream.” Homecoming King is written and performed by Hasan Minhaj and directed by Greg Walloch.

“Hasan Minhaj has been making audiences laugh for years on The Daily Show and we can’t wait to see his genius at work in this personal show,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “The topics upon which Homecoming King alights are extremely relevant in today’s world and we cannot wait to watch Hasan explore them in his trademark comedic fashion.”

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King originally opened Off-Broadway in the fall of 2015 as a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. After receiving rave reviews, the show is touring North America. Minhaj is a New York comedian and correspondent on the Emmy®- and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show. In 2014, he was selected by the Sundance Institute to develop Homecoming King and the corresponding feature film at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab.

As a featured storyteller on the Moth Radio Hour, Minhaj’s work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television. Throughout his career, he has hosted the documentary special Stand Up Planet, created a viral web series The Truth with Hasan Minhaj, and has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker, and The New York Times. Additionally, he has made appearances on multiple hit television shows including Arrested Development, Getting On, and @midnight on Comedy Central.

Other upcoming comedy performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include Lewis Black in The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour (November 5, 2016, Academy of Music), The Second City Live: We're All In This Room Together (February 3–4, 2017, Perelman Theater,) Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion – The Anna Wintour Musical (February 9–11, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio), Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where The Audience Asks The Questions (April 11, 2017, Academy of Music)

HASAN MINHAJ

Homecoming King

Perelman Theater

December 2, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets

Tickets are available now and start at $45.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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