I wanna know how you answer
the hand situation.
You’re constantly voguing on stage and I’m shocked
that you learned to vogue at such a young age.
In rehearsal I tried using them less
and then I felt really self-conscious
and I started just like, moving my body
while I was like, reading the copy.
The hand issue is no issue,
I just wondered for me.
You use your hands a lot, too. You’re–
but you’re smoother.
I do– I’m very animated and I do use my hands a lot.
However, if I started to realize that I’m using them too much,
I will fold my arms and continue to talk and just use one hand.
It’s just comfortable.
It’s just comfortable.
Hey guys, it’s Hasan Minhaj.
Today marks the one year anniversary
of Patriot Act.
So, I wanna call someone
who has been instrumental to the success of the show.
Hello Hasan, how are ya?
Hey, what’s going on man?
I am on vacation,
I would love to be in the U.S. with you,
I’m not willing to give up a vacation for anyone.
I hate you so much that you’re on vacation.
You know we don’t take vacation here in the States.
I needed it, oh my God,
look how grey I went.
I used to have black hair and now it’s like this.
So remember how sometimes I’ll text you
and I’ll message you and I’ll be like,
“Let’s hang out.”
And you’re like,
“Look, I’m filming this thing.
Uh, I can’t do this,
I’m like juggling three shows right now.
But if you and your wife want to come to Utah
and hang with me and my husband,
we can totally do that.”
Is that offer still on the table?
It has always been on the table.
Whenever I say to somebody,
I don’t say it unless I actually 100 percent mean it.
If you came to Utah,
I’d be very, very happy, ANd–
I’m sure your wife would love it.
Okay. So Tan,
it has been a year,
officially, since Patriot Act launched.
how many seasons of Queer Eye?
Between last October and this October you guys have knocked out another two?
We knocked out another two,
and an international mini series.
This is the Japan?
It sure is and it comes out very soon.
There’s been so many amazing things that have happened this year,
I haven’t had time to take stock.
I wouldn’t take back any of the busyness
I’ve had the year of my life.
Like I’ve had such an
incredible, incredible year.
I went to Japan, which was, uh, on my bucket list.
It was the top of my bucket list.
We won Emmys again,
which blew my mind.
We won more this year
That’s so cool.
than we did last year.
Your team won something!
Yeah, we won an Emmy for Motion Design and Graphics, yeah.
And very well deserved, very, very much deserved.
They’re incredible. Yeah.
They really are, they really are.
Um, so yeah, the Emmys blew my mind.
I left early.
They’re really really long.
I have a show called, it’s a web series called Dressing Funny,
Yeah, how am I not an EP on the show?!
How am I not getting any credit for this, Tan?!
You know, I don’t know.
The series made me really jealous.
’Cause I think you’re closer to Pete Davidson than you are to me.
I’ve known Pete longer, and I–
No, that’s a diplomatic way of saying, “Yes, it’s true.”
Alright, wait I’ve got questions for you.
It has been a year.
A lot of stuff went down,
yeah, that I expected.
That I didn’t expect.
Can you give us an idea of what’s coming? Or no?
Wait, by the time this comes out– episodes will have aired, or no?
He can tease it for goodness sake.
Can I tease it?
Okay, I’m gonna tease it.
And then we’re gonna decide in edit if we’re gonna bleep it.
– But what do you think of this idea? – No, you tease it,
and then I’ll tell you what I know about it. Go.
Oh, sorry. Tell me again, sorry.
Do you like it, do you like that?
It’s a wonderful one.
I know nothing about how to help people with any
But yes, I think it’s a great one.
Okay. So you obviously have had a huge impact on my life.
– Yes. – And...
The fashion choices that I’ve made.
I want you– this is a big moment.
We’re one year,
this is our one year anniversary of Patriot Act.
I want you, Tan France,
to judge the outfits I wore on Patriot Act this year.
I already know what my favorite one is.
I have an idea. I have a guess.
Do you wanna start with your favorite or do you wanna build to your favorite?
No, I wanna start with it because uh–
It’ll be funny to talk about how the rest of it went.
I believe your favorite was the episode I wore for “cruise ships.”
You wore the captain’s outfit and your regular.
– You’re talking About that right? – Yes.
So, cruise was my second favorite.
My favorite is the drug episode–
Okay, what’d you like about it?
I like that it was layered,
so it was more interesting
than just a top.
And I like the colors.
I thought it looked really slick and I thought it looked really expensive,
which I always appreciate.
Why does it have to look expensive? It just has to look like “luxury?”
I don’t think it has to look luxurious,
I just think if–
I’m about to beat myself up royally–
but I can wear a t-shirt from Walmart
and a jacket from somewhere inexpensive
and a pair of pants from the Gap...
And as long as it’s fitting the right way
and the fabrics look a certain way,
it can look like
something that costs ten thousand dollars.
And that’s what this looks like.
I have no idea where you got any of these pieces from,
but it looks expensive, which I think looks really nice for TV.
Should we just go through each in order?
Wait, can I give my gen–
No, can I please lead this Hasan?
I’ve got my general feedback.
Take me to the promised land.
Okay. Are we being honest?
Okay, great. Well then we will be honest.
Remember I am family
and family can say whatever they want.
My god, you wear a lot of sweaters.
And it looks like you’ve got one in every color.
Yeah, I do.
I would love to see like,
just something a little different than a sweater.
But what do I wear besides a sweater or an oxford?
Oh my God, add that jacket,
like when you added that jacket on “Drug Pricing”
I’m like, all he had to do was add a fucking jacket.
And it makes a difference, like it looks different.
And instead of wearing that sweater
I wish it was like,
even just a plain t-shirt underneath.
You’ve switched it up.
Like I would have really liked that.
An added layer just makes it look like you’ve put a look together
as opposed to “I just put clothes on.”
I move a lot
and I want it to feel like
I’m comfortable moving.
I want you to be somebody that looks in charge.
And so even if you’re slightly uncomfortable,
it may not look that way when I’m watching the show.
I’d just think,
“He put a look together,
that bitch is better than me,
and so I’m gonna listen to him.”
What about the hoodies?
I started doing hoodies.
I have noticed,
but wait, wait, wait, my favorite thing
I really want you to use the images that you’ve sent to me
because every one you’re very handsy in them all.
It’s so good.
I don’t know if you planned it,
but it brings me so much joy.
So not only–
– I didn’t plan it. – It just looks like they photoshopped
the color of your sweater
cause your actual physical pose is exactly the same in every picture.
You’re making me look like I’m like–
Let me just give you,
I want to show you.
We’re going to turn this up,
just so you can see the visual cause it really is funny.
Do you see that?
Yeah, it’s this.
They literally switched out the color.
I liked the blue hoodie a lot.
And you don’t–
and you don’t think that looks– that’s a little juvenile?
It’s a little casual.
It’s a little casual.
Especially the green one.
That was too young for the severity of the show.
I would take you more seriously if you were in another sweater.
See, I try to mix it up.
See, like, this is what I’m talk–
I can’t get it right.
The world doesn’t only belong to either a sweater or a sweatshirt–
It’s that or a suit. Then I have to start wearing suits.
No you could wear that, you could wear that cruise shirt,
which I liked very much in another color.
I did also like your Thom Browne moments a lot.
How about “Global NRA?”
People in the audience said,
“You forgot to download the rest of your sweater.”
I really liked the ombré.
That was the only time I was like,
“Okay, it is actually changed up, he’s got a different color going on.”
And I like that sometimes you’re playing with your trousers instead of your top.
So Sudan, did you see those trousers?
Those are crazy.
it’s like I’m a car salesman in the 1970s.
They were my least favorite.
That was my least favorite look of the season.
I don’t like a jazzy pant.
But there’s only two places you can jazz–
the top or the bottom.
I just don’t like a checkered pant without a suit jacket.
Do you know that term you taught me?
It was uh “fuckboy.”
Fuckboys don’t wear checkered pants.
lightning blue hoodies and Nikes.
Isn’t fuckboy showy, no?
No no no no– fuckboys are like,
Indian dudes that dress like Drake.
How about Episode 306?
“Why Your Internet Sucks.”
I completely changed it up.
I did a nehru shirt.
I could’ve done without the sneakers.
That’s 50% of my personality, Tan.
I love a sneaker, always, but I wish you had done the sneaker
you wore on [Episode] 305 with them.
How do you feel about what I’m wearing right now?
I was honestly when you started the call I thought I don’t know
why he doesn’t wear this sweater on the show.
I could make my peace with all the sweaters
because they’re very nice simple sweaters.
You pull them down a lot.
Do you know this?
You don’t have a super long torso, and so you pulling down your shirt–
makes then your torso look much longer and your legs look much shorter.
I wish you would just let it be.
Just show my tummy?
No no no no no.
You know how there’s the band, the ribbed band of a sweater?
And then if you pull it down the sweater lays completely flat.
Oh, let it poof a bit.
your torso then looks super super long and your legs look really small.
The world has been asking about something very specific and–
– It is driving me, – to honor you
It’s the main question I get.
That annoying– that jacket.
Did you lose it?
How could I Ever
– lose the jacket that you gave me? – So why have you never worn it?
Because I was waiting for this moment.
It’s a damn good jacket.
It’s a cool jacket.
But it’s got a tiger on the back!
I love the tiger on the back, that’s what makes it more interesting.
(Can we hold for a second?)
Oh, we can’t keep it on because it jangles?
(Yeah it’s super jangly. So if...)
Oh, this is why I can’t wear it.
You can hear, like, the jingling of the buttons.
It was a rookie mistake. I did not realize it jingle jangled.
We’ll find a backup option for ya.
Okay, so we learned a lot today.
Let’s finalize with Tan’s four tips going forward.
Reduce the number of sweaters we’re wearing to maybe like,
a fifth of the season only instead of four fifths of the season.
Okay, less sweaters.
Let the sweaters poof. Stop pulling them down.
Uh, no more, uh, checkered pants.
No more jazzy pants?
No more jazzy pants.
You don’t need the jazzy pant.
You’re jazzy enough as it is.
And our fourth and final tip will be...
You will restyle me again?
So last time I was just fucking around I would never put you in half of that stuff.
This time I’m–
we’re not playing.
Like if we do it, I want to put you in things
that I truly would put you in.
I know you’re gonna look incredible.
Isn’t it so lovely the response from the South Asian community after that video?
It was incredible.
It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life.
It was really amazing.
Isn’t it sad also to think that they were so deprived of
South Asian interaction that this was such a highlight for them?
Like it truly, really is one of the most special things I ever did.
Can you just do me a favor?
Here’s what we have to do.
We have to find Zayn Malik
and then the three of us HAVE to hang out and
the internet will literally shut down.
I could find him easily enough.
He’s from my neck of the woods.
That’d be amazing. Let’s do it.
Zayn if you’re watching this,
let’s all hang out.
Yes and he’ll serenade us whilst we shop.
In Urdu preferably.
Yeah that’d be dope.
If you could host an episode of Patriot Act,
now you know what the show is, what would you host an episode on?
Uh, I know 100 percent what I would do.
I would, uh, try and dissect why entertainment, or show business,
or Hollywood in general refuses to cast South Asian people
as the desirable lead.
I want to talk about why white is seen as beautiful only OR
or very pale versions of brown people.
Um, and then I would wanna take down
Dude I’m serious, this is like an episode.
We could do this.
Tan, I’m gonna do this with you.
– All right, good. – Okay.
Uh, I love you man.
I love you too.
Really good to speak to ya.
I’ll speak to you soon. Inshallah.
All right, inshallah. Bye.
Tan, thank you so much for the advice.
I promise you I will try new things this season.
I’ll see you guys back November 10th with new episodes
every Sunday on Netflix.
And Tan, I will see you in Utah.