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Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today. In March 2014, he released his debut standup album Waiting for 2042 on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s Artist in Residence for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, 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. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX. In 2014, he was interviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye and Soundcheck. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank. In the UK, Hari has established himself 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. He has also performed at such notable festivals as the HBO Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, the Aspen Ideas Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago. When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (Dap from hip hop group Das Racist) and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in November 2011. He was also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY. He went to Townsend Harris High School and the school’s mascot, Hari the Hawk, was named after him during his senior year. (He sometimes fears that his greatest achievement was accomplished at 17.) He attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics in 2004. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008, writing a merit- earning dissertation entitled Mexican Returnees as Internally Displaced People: An Argument for the Protection of Economic Migrants Under the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. This is, by far, the least funny thing he’s ever written...including this bio.

He's been all over Late Night, NPR, and the podcast scene...now he's coming back to Vermont Comedy Club!



GREAT IF YOU ENJOY...Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Dave Chappelle, Margaret Cho

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF HARI KONDABOLU


SHOWS:
Thurs, Aug 31st | 7pm ($15)
Fri, Sept 1st | 7pm & 9:30pm ($20 GA; $27 VIP*)
Sat, Sept 2nd | 7pm & 9:30pm ($20 GA; $27 VIP*)

* Entitles bearer to priority seating.

To purchase tickets, select the date/time in upper right, then enter quantity & click "Add to Cart." No physical tickets will be mailed; simply bring your confirmation to the box office the night of the performance


ABOUT THE COMEDIAN

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer hailed as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” (New York Times) and "the important new kind of everyman comic America needs.” (Chicago Reader). On TV, Hari has appeared Comedy Central, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show, @midnight, The Nightly Show, Late Show with David Letterman and was also a writer and correspondent for the critically acclaimed "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell". Hari has released two chart-topping live comedy albums including 'Mainstream American Comic' which went to #1 on iTunes and Amazon and his debut album 'Waiting for 2042' which made Best Of 2014 lists including AV Club, Paste and Exclaim! He is also the host of the popular podcast "Politically Re-Active" alongside W. Kamau Bell and later this year will release a documentary tentatively titled "The Problem With Apu" on truTV.

*** IMPORTANT TICKETING & POLICY INFO ***

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REFUNDS: We do not provide ticket refunds! No exceptions. If the venue or performer has to reschedule a show, you will be given the option to transfer your ticket to the new show date or get a credit for the same amount to a future show at VCC.

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today. In March 2014, he released his debut standup album Waiting for 2042 on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s Artist in Residence for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, 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. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX. In 2014, he was interviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye and Soundcheck. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank. In the UK, Hari has established himself 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. He has also performed at such notable festivals as the HBO Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, the Aspen Ideas Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago. When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (Dap from hip hop group Das Racist) and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in November 2011. He was also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY. He went to Townsend Harris High School and the school’s mascot, Hari the Hawk, was named after him during his senior year. (He sometimes fears that his greatest achievement was accomplished at 17.) He attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics in 2004. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008, writing a merit- earning dissertation entitled Mexican Returnees as Internally Displaced People: An Argument for the Protection of Economic Migrants Under the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. This is, by far, the least funny thing he’s ever written...including this bio.