2021/2022 Season


Special Engagement

July 30 – 31 and August 1, 2021 | Mandell Weiss Forum

Important COVID-19 Safety Update for Hasan Minhaj: Experiment Time

Effective beginning July 28 and based on recommendation from San Diego County and revised guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued on July 27, La Jolla Playhouse is requiring masks for all individuals inside the theatre, regardless of vaccination status. Read more about the Playhouse’s COVID-19 Safety protocols here.

If you have already have tickets for this event and have any questions about this policy, please contact Patron Services at (858) 550-1010.

La Jolla Playhouse is ecstatic to welcome audiences back to the theatre to see the brilliant and incisive comedian Hasan Minhaj in his brand-new piece Experiment Time. Hasan Minhaj will showcase and prepare new material for his new one man show in an intimate setting in this special engagement.

Hasan Minhaj is one of the most in-demand comedians on screen and stage today. He is best known as the host and creator of Netflix’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, the Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King and as a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2014-2018. His work is both hilarious and relatable, resonating with emotional clarity and cultural acumen. It’s a night not to be missed!

Experiment Time will run 70-80 minutes and is a screen-free experience. The Playhouse will work with Yondr to ensure a safe and sanitary protocol to secure devices, which will stay within your possession for the duration of the show. We look forward to sharing a cathartic, enthralling show with you in a device-free atmosphere.

Shows take place July 30 and 31 at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, and August 1 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Start your night off right with bar and concessions service from James’ Place: serving beer, wine, sodas and individually-wrapped snacks. There will also be food trucks on site prior to each performance for quick bites. Please plan to arrive 90 minutes early if you plan to order from the trucks.

Food Truck Schedule
Friday, July 30
Artesano Taco

Sat, July 31 and Sun, Aug 1
Eat Your Heart Out SD

Covid-19 Safety  Parking

Cast & Creators
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Hasan Minhaj was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Motion Design,” and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor. In 2017, Minhaj earned rave reviews for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and for his one-hour Netflix comedy special HASAN MINHAJ: HOMECOMING KING, which earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. A first generation American, Minhaj joined THE DAILY SHOW with Jon Stewart as a correspondent in November 2014, where he was Jon’s last hire. He continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year.

Hasan Minhaj Creator
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Forum

Introduced in 1991 as the second La Jolla Playhouse theatre, the Mandell Weiss Forum is the $4.9 million gem designed by award-winning Albuquerque-based architect Antoine Predock.

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