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June 06, 2016

HARI KONDABOLU announces the release of his new comedy album MAINSTREAM AMERICAN COMIC out JULY 22 on KILL ROCK STARS. Recorded live at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR, Hari makes a strong case for reasons why race, gender and politics should be mainstream comedy as he tells of his love for the U.S. Surgeon General, how white people are mutants, a pro-choice classical language joke, a callback to his chart-topping debut comedy album Waiting For 2042 and more.

AV Club has the exclusive premiere of unreleased album track “My Mom (Accent Not Included)” Listen here:

MAINSTREAM AMERICAN COMIC is available for pre-order at

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” His debut album, Waiting for 2042, was named by Paste Magazine as 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.

On TV, Hari has appeared the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show, @midnight, The Nightly Show and has his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special. He was writer and correspondent for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and will reunite with Kamau for a new podcast airing this summer. Hari has also performed at festivals including Outside Lands, Sled Island, South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, The Edinburgh Fringe and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.

Catch Hari Kondabolu Live:
7/29 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
7/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout, two shows 7pm & 10pm
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
8/3 & 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
8/5 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
8/26 & 27 – Burlington, VT @ Vermont Comedy Club
9/10 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I