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.
January 7, 2020
Happy New Year! To kick off 2020, we are blessing you with a special live episode recorded at Seattle’s Fremont Abbey Arts Center last fall. Andrew, Tawny and Seattle’s best, Hari Konabolu (The Problem with Apu) talk high school racism, “America, fuck yeah!” parties, whether whiteface is anything, and much more. Don’t forget to hit us up on the racism hotline: 323-389-RACE.
May 29, 2018
Comedian Hari Kondabolu joins Andrew and guest co-host Ify Nwadiwe to talk about people who choose to leave the country instead of fighting for their rights and more. Plus, Andrew and Tawny discuss Roseanne getting canceled, Starbucks, and Fiesta Days. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
February 27, 2018
Ashok Kondabolu and Hari Kondabolu aka The Kondabolu Brothers join Andrew to discuss their new Earwolf podcast, The Problem with Apu, CPAC official saying that Michael Steele was chosen to lead G.O.P. because he’s black, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
November 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) 389-RACE.
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