Adam Levine did not know when he sent a text to Hasan Minhaj that he would become the butt of his joke on Late Night with Seth Meyers. But given the fact that Hasan Minhaj does not think twice before joking about the Prime Minister of India, the late Queen of England, and most importantly the King of Saudi Arabia, Levine should have known what he was getting into.
How did Hasan Minhaj deal with Adam Levine sliding into his DMs?
Well, in a true Hasan fashion and sticking true to the success mantra that he has followed for years, the comedian made a joke about Levine’s DMs. In his latest special on Netflix The King’s Jester, Minhaj opened up about a lot of life-changing moments. Sticking to his previous intriguing style of storytelling and wild hand gestures, the comedian starts from a childhood memory.
From how the first joke that he cracked ended up saving his life to how now, most of his jokes end up getting his family in trouble, his special covered it all. Speaking of jokes causing a threat to his family, Hasan goes back to the Saudi episode of his Netflix show titled The Patriot Act. Furthermore, the episode that criticized the Saudi government for the death of Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi consulate received direct backlash from the Saudi government. It ended up making Hasan Minhaj a top Twitter trend.
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The Stand Up comic revealed one more encounter with the Saudi government that his viewers weren’t aware of before. Before the Netflix episode kerfuffle, Minhaj had visited the Saudi embassy in an appeal to interview the then Crown Prince.The incident ended with a ”We will be watching you” from the representatives of the Saudi Royal family. Soon after Haan’s visit to the Saudi embassy, news of Khashoggi’s death broke out.
Later, Hasan Minhaj received a text from Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine regarding a visit to Saudi Arabia for a performance. And a few weeks later when he heard his wife squeal ”Did you hear about Adam Levine”? Given the last thing that they had discussed was a Saudi visit, we can’t blame Hasan for the first thing that came to his mind. ”He’s just a pervert,’‘ said the stand-up comic after realizing it was just a cheating scandal.
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