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July 22, 2016

HARI KONDABOLU releases his new comedy album ‘MAINSTREAM AMERICAN COMIC’ today on KILL ROCK STARS. Hari is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer hailed as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” by The New York Times and an "inventive and groundbreaking comedian" by The AV Club. ‘Mainstream American Comic’, his 2nd stand-up album, was recorded live in Portland, OR, and on it, Hari makes a strong case for reasons why race, gender and politics should be mainstream comedy. In an early review, the Seattle Times calls the album “fantastic” noting “Kondabolu proves throughout the album that he’s a comedian who has found his voice and figured out how to harness it for consistent laughs.”

A popular headlining stand-up, Hari has performed on stages around the country and will be on tour in support of ‘Mainstream American Comic’. The tour launches next Friday in Detroit before he heads to Milwaukee, Chicago and back to Brooklyn for release shows – 3rd show added by popular demand!- and back out again. All Dates Below.

A former writer and correspondent for "Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell", Hari has teamed up with Kamau for a new podcast called "Politically Re-Active" which recently premiered. Find it here:

ORDER ‘Mainstream American Comic’ digital or CD:
LISTEN: album track “My Mom (Accent Not Included)”:
VIDEO: album track “All Lives Don’t Matter”:

Catch Hari Kondabolu Live:

7/29 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
7/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout, 7pm & 10pm
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
8/3 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House, 7:30
8/4 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House, 7:30(SOLD OUT) & 9:30
8/5 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
8/26 & 27 – Burlington, VT @ Vermont Comedy Club
9/10 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
9/22-24 – SF, CA @ Cobb’s Comedy Club
“a funny but pointed look at race, gender, and politics" - AV Club
“Mainstream comic? Hari Kondabolu is changing the definition.”- PRI
“Hari Kondabolu has taken the most depressing—and ridiculous—political realities of our time and turned them into the kind of brilliant jokes we desperately need to keep our sanity intact.” – Alternet
“Hari dives headfirst into hot button issues like race, gender, and the election as well as even higher brow topics like modern art and the surgeon general, but always manages to keep his jokes sharp at every level and facet, which Hari makes sure there are plenty of." – TheComedyBureau