Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer who the New York Times has described as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” His new album Mainstream American Comic is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut Waiting for 2042, which was also released on legendary indie label Kill Rock Stars. Paste Magazine named the album one of the Top 10 Standup Albums of 2014 and The Portland Mercury wrote that “the marriage of careful joke structure and fiercely intelligent commentary elevates this album from a collection of solid progressive punchlines to a work of art.” It is currently on high school and college curriculums around the country. Currently, Hari is making a documentary film with Tru TV tentatively titled “The Problem with Apu” about the stereotypical Indian character on The Simpsons. He is also currently on tour with his stand-up this spring and summer and dates are available at harikondabolu.com.

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Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu

With the political circus of the 2016 presidential election heating up, you can laugh or you can cry. Choose to laugh. Comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu have a shared curiosity about our political process and constantly changing electoral landscape. Whether it's an interest in exposing the unjust or the absurd, you can count on Hari and Kamau to ask the important "why?" Why do we have super delegates? Why are people still having such trouble voting? Why was Joe the Plumber a thing? They'll try to answer questions like those each and every week throughout the election.

Guest Appearances

The Problem with Apu (w/ Hari Kondabolu)

Yo, Is This Racist? #951November 22, 2017

Comedian Hari Kondabolu joins Andrew to discuss his new documentary “The Problem with Apu,” something people can do to annoy their racist parents this Thanksgiving, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323)…

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Bold Takes: Racism Wrong, It's Probably OK to Punch Nazis

Checking the news right now, things are a little, how do you say...fucked. But there is some hope. As one of our guests puts it, "Rome wasn't burnt down in a day." Despite your Richard Spencers, your animated frog avatars and the…

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Kids' Election Questions

Comedians Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell attempt to answer YOUR kids' questions about the 2016 US presidential election. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Little Passports, Primary Children's Apparel, Crane & Canopy, Yogi…

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Trump's Tiny Constitution

Fake The Nation #5August 5, 2016

Hari Kondabolu (Politically Re-Active) and Jeff Kreisler (The Final Edition Radio Hour) join Negin to dissect the continued fallout of Trump's reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the DNC. They also explain "The Letter" and how children of immigrants can educate their…

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Mississippi Masala

It's a Totally Biased reunion as stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu joins Kamau and Kevin this week to discuss Denzel in Mississippi Masala, a 1991 romantic drama film which explores interracial romance between African Americans and Indian Americans. They'll talk about this being…

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