Jul 12, 2022
By Jane Brown
Hasan Minhaj says he’s fallen in love with Toronto.
The comedian and TV personality, who was in town in June for old-out appearances for his one-man show, returned this past weekend for a celebrity basketball game.
The one time correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah told reporters that everybody in Toronto is “gorgeous and beautiful, like out of a fashion catalogue.”
When Minhaj says we’re beautiful, he isn’t just talking about aesthetics. He thinks that our interwoven fabric of cultures is beautiful on a different level, remarking how “Everyone’s this beige mix of the future.”
“They’re like the love child of Drake and Bruno Mars. They’re like ‘you’re the most beautiful Sudanese-Egyptian-Indian-Pakistani-Filipino person I’ve ever met in my life.'”
“It’s really beautiful. It’s the future.”
The comedian joked that he came to Toronto because our ZoomerMedia affiliate blogTO put him in an “emotional headlock.”
Minhaj also had kind words about the City of Toronto, ranking it as one of the best places to perform a comedy show.