Hari Kondabolu signs to Kill Rock Stars!
July 18, 2013Kill 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