I was interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and it was an amazing life experience. Terry Gross is so easy to talk to and I had to constantly remind myself that the conversation was being recorded and that she was not my therapist. We discuss my comedy, my parents, growing up middle-class and believing in God.
I’m happy to announce that my debut comedy album “Waiting for 2042” has been in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Comedy Chart for a month now. (Debuting at #3 and currently at #10). Considering this is my first album and it came out on indie label Kill Rock Stars, I’m extremely excited and grateful. Thank you all for making this a really special time!
If you’d like to buy my record, there are multiple ways to get it:
From this day forward, Hari Kondabolu fans will be referred to as “TEAMMATES”.
For reference, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85fr6nbiMT4
SO EXCITED ABOUT BEING ON FRESH AIR SOON! STAY TUNED!
Terry: You have a masters in human rights from the London School of Economics?
Hari: Yeah, I wasted a lot of money before I decided to do stand-up full time, Terry.
Hari Kondabolu (pronounced “hurry”) is going to be on the show soon! We wanted to give you a sneak peek at his stand-up.
His new comedy album is called Waiting For 2042.
This interview I did with Anshuman Iddamsetty for Hazlitt’s ”The Arcade” podcast is one of the best I’ve ever done. Honestly, it sounds BEAUTIFUL. We talk about growing up South Asian, Apu, and how I went from an immigrant rights organizer to a professional standup comedian.
Hari Kondabolu appears on “Good Day NY” on Fox 5 on and soon discovers race is even more difficult to discuss on morning television. Aired on April 9th, 2014.
Today, Rand Paul ONCE AGAIN mentioned the “Make Chai, Not War" tour I was on in a Senate hearing! Even though the tour was 2 YEARS AGO, he and Secretary of State John Kerry had a conversation about it. SEE FOR YOURSELF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br5_VqEPPJM. Again, my reply is the same as ABOVE from Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
Hari Kondabolu on the Late Show with David Letterman. I think I might be the first standup comic to say “race is a social construct” on late night television.
The Indian-American performer says he’s not obsessed with race, but he uses it frequently in his comedy because it’s part of his lived experience and something he can’t help but pay attention to.