What’s up, everybody? It’s Hasan Minhaj and I’ve been seeing a
ton of comments online asking if Patriot Act uses a laugh track. And I want to take a moment
to address those rumors right here, right now,
and share the truth: yes, we do use a laugh track. Not only that, our entire audience is
actually CGI’ed in post. We don’t actually shoot in
front of a live audience, ever. And you might be wondering, “where do the laughs
come from, man?” Meet our professional
laugh track, Kevin. What’s up, everyone? I’m Kevin, and I’m the
Patriot Act laugh track. *Laughs* *Laughs* *Laughs and sighs* You know, when I heard
my first laugh track, must’ve been three, or ten. that was the moment I knew
that I wanted to be one. It’s not easy being a laugh track. You know, people always think, like, “Oh it’s so easy – all you do
is just laugh all the time.” Yeah, it’s more than that. It’s a lot of running. I have to keep my mouth at a
certain temperature all day. So I drink a lot of tea. Hot tea. 89 degrees… “celsior?”… *slurps tea* Alright Kev, let’s give
the fans just a quick taste of how things work
here at Patriot Act. Now I’ll start reading from the script, and then you – you just give
me that good ol’ Kevin energy. Ok? Student loan debt affects
pretty much everyone I know. And if you’re one of the
ten people it doesn’t affect, congratulations on being a Kennedy. *Laughs* Ohhhhhhhh! You nail it every time, man. Aw, thanks, man. It’s fucking great. I’m up every morning at
3 AM practicing my laughs. You know, it’s important
for me to work out and keep my body in
peak physical condition, especially my mouth, which is a part of my body. You know, it’s all different
kinds of laughs, too. It’s not just a standard, “hahaha.” You know, that’s child’s play. *Laughs* Ahhhh! Hmmhmm. *Snickers* *Laughs* Ow, my funny bone! Oh! Hm. You know, sometimes
Hasan will tell me, like, “Hey! British guy.” And just like
that – on the fly – I’ve gotta do like a British guy. “O-ho! What’s all this then?” Or he’ll say, “British orphan.” So I have to research
that, and I’m not an orphan. But maybe one day. “Hahahaha… please may I laugh, sir?” I’m not really there yet, but in like ten, fifteen
minutes, I will be there. You know, it is tough work. But you know, like,
hearing my own laughs every Sunday on Patriot Act, you know, makes it all worth it. You know, my family loves it And I think the world needs laughter. You know, it is true – laughter
is the best medicine. You know, unless you
need medicine, and… not that helpful then,
you know, at that point. Now a lot of
people are wondering, “How do you do crowd work? I see you interacting
with the audience.” “Don’t laugh! You’re in
Brockhampton too, okay!” That’s all just me and Kev. We’ve built that rapport
over the past few episodes, and it’s great. So, I’m gonna do the crowd work,
and then you do your thing, ok? Here we go. Oh man, you guys are an
amazing crowd. I love you guys. What’s your deal man, are you guys a couple?
How long have you guys been together? Who?
Us two? Yeah. Five years? Six years? Oh, come on. You’re not…?
You’re seriously not mad. I mean, it’s a simple mistake. You’re leaving?
Seriously? You’re gonna go? Rachelle–!
Mi–Michelle! *Cries* That was incredible, Kevin!
Dude, that was amazing! And the way you, like, you didn’t know
her name, and you were, like, “Come back.” I could imagine her leaving. We’re gonna have to do
that in CGI afterwards. This is why we poached
Kevin from The Big Bang Theory. Have you heard the laugh track
this season? It’s fucking terrible. There you guys have it. That’s just a little taste of how
we make it here on Patriot Act. I have such an incredible team
and I couldn’t do this without them. And by “them,” I mean Kevin. That’s Kevin. We’re talking about something
a lot of you guys have been asking us to cover on
the show: student loan debt. It affects pretty
much everyone I know. And if you are one of the
ten people it doesn’t affect, *Kevin’s Laughter* Congratulations
on being a Kennedy. Kevin: Ohhhhhhh!