Hasan Minhaj to receive 2019 Just For Laughs Comedy Awards

Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj will be honored with the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year Award at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, Canada.

The award recognizes Minhaj’s recent work on Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.” He will receive the award from his “Daily Show” peer Trevor Noah.

Other awardees include Kevin Hart and Jim Jefferies, with Amanda Seales taking home Rising Comedy Star of the Year, and Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett receiving Comedy Writers of the Year for their work on Netflix’s “Big Mouth.”

Set during the three-day long Just For Laughs ComedyPRO Festival, the Just For Laughs Awards will take place on July 26 with NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Alonzo Bodden handling hosting duties.

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