Hasan Minhaj and Sharon Horgan

31st December 2018

Two favorites from the Bullseye archives this week. First up: Hasan Minhaj, from 2016. He’ll talk about his work as a standup and as a correspondent on the Daily Show. Plus: what it was like growing up Muslim after September 11th, and his weird experience covering at the Republican National Convention.
Then, another 2016 favorite: Sharon Horgan. She’s the brilliant co-creator and star of the TV series Catastrophe, which is available to stream now on Amazon. She talks with Jesse about getting past the awkwardness of writing (and then having to film) sex scenes with her co-star, the challenge of showing the evolution of a relationship before and after having kids, and why she likes playing a character who can sometimes come off as a jerk.
Finally: Jesse talks about the enduring legacy of Prince.

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Hasan Minhaj on Doing Stand Up Comedy in Other Countries and Air Jordans
Hasan Minhaj hosts the new Netflix show Patriot Act. He was also a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, which he did up until August of 2018. His comedy is a mix of political and satirical comedy.

Hasan and Jesse talk about his one-man show, stand up comedy in other countries, and sneakers.

Click here to listen to Hasan Minhaj’s interview on YouTube.

This interview originally aired in 2016.


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Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan on Creating Flawed Characters
Sharon Horgan has a knack for the creating shows that reveal her characters as determined, funny, sexy, complex, and at times, very flustered. Her comedy has a lot of insightful observations into what it means to be a professional woman negotiating multiple roles including wife and mother. These themes are in full display on her show Catastrophe.

Sharon sat down with Jesse to talk about getting past the awkwardness of writing and filming sex scenes, the evolution of a relationship before and after having kids, and the reasons she likes playing a character who can sometimes come off as a jerk.

A new season of Catastrophe comes out later this year.

Click here to listen to Sharon Horgan’s interview on YouTube.

This interview originally aired in 2016.


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The Outshot: Prince
Jesse remembers how the musician Prince inspired people to dare to be themselves.

Click here to listen to The Outshot on YouTube.

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  • Hasan Minhaj
  • Sharon Horgan

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