They were honouring me for my comedy while also blacklisting me for it: Hasan Minhaj on why he was denied entry at Howdy Modi event


Indian-origin comedian Hasan Minhaj was recently not allowed at the Howdy Modi event at the NRG Stadium because of some of his politico-social comments in his show Patriot Act. The event was attended by around 50,000 people but Hasan was denied entry on the claims that there were ‘issues’ with his credentials and the fact that the organizers were out of space. The news went viral after a video of Hasan talking to the authorities went viral.

Now, Hasan who appeared on the show Late Night With Seth Meyers addressed the whole issue and narrated how the authorities honoured him for being an accomplished Indian-American in the field of comedy but kicked him out of the stadium for his comic and sarcastic remarks on PM Modi.

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Hasan claims that the organizers told him, “Mr. Minhaj, we are out of space, and you've been denied because of some of the comments you made. The comments you have made about Prime Minister Modi were not appreciated and you have been blacklisted. They're like Indian-Americans have done so much in arts, music, even comedy. And they actually showed my photo on the jumbotron, and people started clapping.! All while I was parked outside.”

On the show, he said, "Trump went at the rally to open for Modi. It was a big deal. I was like 'I gotta go'. This is like Jay-Z and Beyonce of ethno-nationalism. Imagine a Jay and Bee concert but with no white or black people and no coolness at all. So we submit our press credentials immediately get an email back through saying 'We're out of space'. I was like 'word'. Like I've been to Indian weddings, you just walk in. You're out of space in a football stadium? Nah."

Watch the full video here:


(Source: YouTube)