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Isaac Hamlet
Des Moines Register
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This story has been updated to reflect correct base ticket prices.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj is adding over two dozen new stops on his upcoming "The King's Jester" tour, including one in Ames.

Minhaj will perform at Iowa State University's Stephens Auditorium at 7 p.m. March 23.  He's also scheduled for a 7 p.m. March 19 appearance at Cedar Rapids' Paramount Theatre.

Tickets for the Ames show start at $42.50 and are available at For the Cedar Rapids show, they start at $44.50 and are available at

Minhaj is most recognizable from his time on "The Daily Show," Comedy Central's satirical news commentary program, where he was the last correspondent former host John Stewart hired before being succeeded by Trevor Noah.

Hasan Minhaj

Minhaj departed "The Daily Show" in 2018 to helm his own Netflix show, "Patriot Act" a comedic political talk show that ran until June 2020. Prior to "Patriot Act," Netflix released Minhaj's stand-up special "Homecoming King," which won him a 2018 Peabody Award.

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Isaac Hamlet covers arts, entertainment and culture at the Des Moines Register. Reach him at or (319)-600-2124, follow him on Twitter @IsaacHamlet.

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