HARI KONDABOLU TALKS ABOUT COLONIALISM, CHESS, AND HOMOPHOBIA ON LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O' BRIEN

June 20, 2014

Hari Kondabolu appeared on Monday's episode of Late Night with Conan O' Brien performing material of his new-ish stand-up comedy album Waiting For 2042. You can watch a video of his performance on Youtube.

Hari will be appearing Calgary, Alberta this weekend for the Sled Island festival. Click here for more info.

Hari's album Waiting For 2042. is available as a download at our Bandcamp page and on CD from our mail-order store.

HARI KONDABOLU ON ANDY BECKERMAN'S BEGINNINGS PODCAST

May 15, 2014

Hari Kondabolu is the guest on today's episode of Andy Beckerman's Beginnings podcast. Beginnings is a podcast where Andy Beckerman talks to comedians, writers, flmmakers, and musicians about their earliest creative experiences.

Hari Kondabolu's album Waiting For 2042 is available now on compact disc and as a digital download from our Bandcamp page.

HARI KONDABOLU ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

March 27, 2014

Hari Kondabolu made his first (of hopefully many) appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night, in support of his new album Waiting For 2042 (out now on cd & mp3!)

CATCH HARI KONDABOLU ON TOUR NOW!

03/29 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre TICKETS
03/30 Portland, OR @ Helium Comedy Club TICKETS
04/01 Boston, MA @ Improv Boston TICKETS
04/02 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live TICKETS
04/04 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall TICKETS
04/29 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Waiting for 2042 by Hari Kondabolu

HARI KONDABOLU "WAITING FOR 2042" OUT NOW ON CD AND MP3

March 11, 2014

We are excited to announce that Hari Kondabolu's debut stand-up comedy album, Waiting for 2042, is out now on cd and digitally.
To celebrate SXSW Comedy is putting on a surprise Waiting for 2042 album release show TONIGHT at the Hideout Theater at 617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX at 7:30. Click here for more info.

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comic who was discovered in Seattle by the HBO Comedy Festival in 2006 while working as an immigrant rights organizer. He was recently a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on the FX network. He has also performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and has his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special.

He has been profiled on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and was one of Flavorwire’s “50 Up and Coming New York Culture Makers to Watch in 2013.”

He has also performed at such notable festivals asSouth by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch andJust for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.

Additionally, Hari has established himself in the UK with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric and Channel 4’s 8 out 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

When in New York City, he works with his brother Ashok (Dapwell of the now-defunct Das Racist) co-hosting the live, mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He is also a published author who wrote the Spin Magazine cover story on Das Racist in October 2011.

He graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Comparative Politics in 2004. He also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008.

TOUR DATES
03/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall - Early 7:30 Show TICKETS
03/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (9 pm show) SOLD OUT
03/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (7 pm show) SOLD OUT
03/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent TICKETS
03/29 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre TICKETS
03/30 Portland, OR @ Helium Comedy Club TICKETS
04/01 Boston, MA @ Improv Boston TICKETS
04/02 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live TICKETS
04/04 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall TICKETS

HARI KONDABOLU ADMITS "WEEZER BROKE MY HEART" TO SPIN MAGAZINE

February 20, 2014

We're excited about releasing Hari Kondabolu's debut stand up comedy album, Waiting for 2042, on March 11th and judging by the amount of pre-orders we've been getting, you guys are excited as well. So, we've decided to share another track from Waiting for 2042, "Weezer Broke My Heart", at the Spin website. Watch as Hari describes being "the creepy old dude at the Weezer concert at 28 [years-old]."

Waiting for 2042 is available for pre-order both digitally and on CD (all CD pre-orders come with a personalized postcard from Hari, a 1.25" button, and access to an MP3 version on release date).
Hari has a few Waiting for 2042 album release shows coming up in Brooklyn, Seattle, Boston, and Chicago; and will be adding more dates soon!

03/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (7 pm show) tickets
03/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (9 pm show - SOLD OUT)
03/29 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre tickets
04/01 Boston, MA @ Improv Boston tickets
04/04 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall tickets

Hari Kondabolu signs to Kill Rock Stars!

July 18, 2013

Kill Rock Stars is proud to announce that they have signed comedian Hari Kondabolu and will be releasing his first full-length comedy album in early 2014. NPR calls Kondabolu “a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender,” and as such he is a perfect fit with KRS. Much of the music put out in the last 22 years on the label has been made by women, and much of it has a progressive political slant. Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical, and rising.” He has performed on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. Hari is currently a writer and recurring on-camera contributor for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He made his UK television debut on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News in April 2011, which preceded a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He then had a regular segment on the first series of BBC3′s “Live at the Electric” starring Russell Kane. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron and You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes.

When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised, monthly talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist). He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in 2011. Hari is also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

NPR's Morning Edition posted a great article on Kondabolu earlier today. You can read it here http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/07/18/203034882/comedian-hari-kondabolu-on-diversity-race-and-burger-king

Kondabolu is the road right now as part of the Totally Biased Standup Tour. Dates below:


07/19/13 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/20/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
07/21/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
07/25/13 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
07/26/13 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
07/27/13 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

website- www.harikondabolu.com