HARI KONDABOLU ANNOUNCES COMEDY ALBUM ON KILL ROCK STARS
February 04, 2014We're very excited to announce that we'll be releasing Hari Kondabolu's debut comedy album Waiting for 2042 on March 11th. Recorded live in Oakland, CA, Hari entertains and challenges his very excited audience with material about white Jesus, eating the rich, Matthew McConaughey, socially conscious time travel and how 90s alternative rock band Weezer broke his heart. Huffington Post has the exclusive video debut of album track "2042 and the White Minority." See it here. Waiting for 2042 is available for pre-order on cd at the Kill Rock Stars online store and digitally at the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page.
Praised by NPR as "a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender," Hari was discovered in 2006 by the HBO Comedy Festival while working as an immigrant rights organizer in Seattle. Now Brooklyn-based, he was most recently a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on the FX network. He has also made appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver's New York Standup Show and has his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special. Hari has also performed at such notable festivals as South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, The Edinburgh Fringe and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.
CATCH HARI KONDABOLU LIVE:
3/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
3/29 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
4/4 - Chicago @ Lincoln Hall
*more dates tba
"A national comedy treasure" - The Stranger
"Hari Kondabolu is intelligent, insightful and hilarious - a true comic genius." -Margaret Cho
"Hari Kondabolu is the comedy equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human right's rally. He is a truly inspirational performer who is ahead of his time and is grabbing us by the lapels to catch up with him" - W Kamau Bell
"This incorrigibly smart, rising comic exhibits a duality in his act that doesn't seem quite plausible: He's both political and funŠ[and] deals in calmly reasoned polemics." - Time Out New York
"A young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor." The Seattle Times
"It is a common fault in Human Nature that the unseen and unknown provoke excessive confidence or excessive fear, and so it happened on this occasion: Track #7, Hari Kondabolu's willfully ignorant assessment of Weezer." Gaius Julius Casesar (with additional commentary by Janeane Garofalo)