The Kennedy Center


Hari Kondabolu

Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Comedy District of Comedy Festival

The director of the critically acclaimed documentary “The Problem with Apu” on truTV will present his stand-up act in the Terrace Theater. Comedian Brandie Posey will open the show. 

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Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer, and podcaster based in Brooklyn, New York. He has been described by the New York Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” He has released two comedy albums, “Waiting for 2042” and “Mainstream American Comic” with the legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars.

Hari has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, @midnight, and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He is also former writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock produced FX TV show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2017, he released his critically acclaimed documentary “The Problem with Apu” on truTV.

Brandie Posey, originally from Severna Park, Maryland, is a stand up comedian, writer, and producer who now calls LA's comedy scene home. She has opened for the legendary punk band Against Me! and has appeared on MTV, E!, and Comedy Central. She has been featured as a performer at the New York Comedy Festival, RIOT Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The All Jane Festival, among many others. Brandie made her feature film debut in the indie dark comedy, "The Worst Year Of My Life," and her first stand up record Opinion Cave debuted at #1 on iTunes and #12 on

This performance contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences.