Thursday, April 30, 2015, Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
This New Yorker had an unusual start to his standup career; after receiving his master’s in human rights from the London School of Economics in 2008, Kondabolu worked as an immigrant rights organizer and performed comedy at night to relieve the stress of his high-stakes job. Now he continues to tackle issues like colonialism, racism and sexism in an ingeniously funny way.
Praise for Hari Kondabolu:
"Proving that being socially astute and seriously funny aren't mutually exclusive" - New York Magazine
"His wit is razor sharp, his command of the audience is remarkable, and there are few comics in America with material half as funny or intelligent." - ArtLuxMag.com
"Get acquainted with your next favorite stand-up. The Queens comic's hilarious first album takes aim at such ripe targets as middle-aged rock-nerd fandom (oh, Weezer!) and America's never-ending weirdness about race." - Entertainment Weekly, The Must List