Hari Kondabolu

October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 27
7pm Doors, 8pm Show

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Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in Brooklyn. The NY Times called him “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” and described  his 2018 Netflix special Warn Your Relatives as “an incisively funny and formally  adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.” The special was  named on many “Best of” lists, including for Time, Paste Magazine, Cosmopolitan, E!  Online, and Mashable. He was also named one of 2018’s “Comics To Watch” by  Variety.
In 2017, his truTV documentary The Problem with Apu was released to critical acclaim  and spurred a global conversation about race and representation. The Nation called it “a  devastating critique of the ultimate comedic sacred cow: The Simpsons.” It is now used  in high school, college and grad school curriculums around the US.
Hari has also released two comedy albums, Waiting for 2042 & Mainstream American  Comic with legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. Additionally, he has performed on such shows as Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman among many others. He is also a former writer & correspondent on the much loved,  Chris Rock produced FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
A regular on the public radio, Hari is a panelist on the NPR game show Wait Wait…  Don’t Tell Me. As a podcaster, he co-hosted the popular Politically Reactive with dear  friend W. Kamau Bell. Additionally, he also co-hosts what he politely describes as a  “pop up podcast,” The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with his younger brother  Ashok (“Dap” from HBO’s Chillin’ Island and defunct rap group Das Racist.)
Hari attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the  former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics. A former immigrant rights  organizer in Seattle who worked under the leadership of now-Congresswoman Pramila  Jayapal, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of  Economics in 2008. He was the “Artist In Residence” at NYU’s APA Institute for the  2014-2015 Academic Year and at Shangri La Museum in Honolulu in 2018.