Comedian Hasan Minhaj was named Tuesday the host of the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

“With his unparalleled ability to bring both humor and perception to the issues around us, Hasan Minhaj is the ideal host to help us celebrate these independent artists,” Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what surprises he has in store for the Spirit Awards on March 4th.”

Minhaj, a former correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” won Emmy and Peabody awards for his political satire show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.” He has also starred in two standup comedy specials — “Homecoming King” and “The King’s Jester.” He also headlined the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The Spirit Awards will be presented during a March 4 luncheon just off the beach in Santa Monica.

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