Hari Kondabolu

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 and 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.

Past Shows


Jun
18
th
2022
The Cedar Cultural Center
Jun
18
th
2022
The Cedar Cultural Center

Hari Kondabolu

with Chloe Radcliffe
Apr
8
th
2020
The Cedar Cultural Center
Apr
8
th
2020
The Cedar Cultural Center
Cancelled

Hari Kondabolu

Oct
12
th
2018
Pantages Theatre
Oct
12
th
2018
Pantages Theatre
Apr
26
th
2017
The Cedar Cultural Center
Apr
26
th
2017
The Cedar Cultural Center

Hari Kondabolu

with Raghav Mehta
Jan
15
th
2016
The Assembly at the Woman’s Club
Jan
15
th
2016
The Assembly at the Woman’s Club

Hari Kondabolu

with Raghav Mehta
May
3
rd
2015
The Assembly at the Woman’s Club
May
3
rd
2015
The Assembly at the Woman’s Club

More Shows

May
23
rd
7th St Entry

COLD

with Divide The Fall, Awake for Days, Sygnal To Noise and more!
May
5
th
First Avenue

Built to Spill

Apr
27
th
Turf Club

Brooks Nielsen

Apr
16
th
Palace Theatre

Goose