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Hari Kondabolu



Biography

The New York Times has called Brooklyn-based and Queens-raised Hari Kondabolu “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album Waiting for 2042. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014–2015 Academic Year. Hari served as a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock-produced television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. In 2014, he was interviewed on a full episode of Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, Soundcheck, and Q with Jian Ghomeshi. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes, and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank.

Watch Past Performances

Video 2/26/2015: Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Hari Kondabolu

The New York Times has called Hari Kondabolu “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” Hari served as a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock–produced television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Opening set by Elahe Izadi. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

Hari Kondabolu