Human rights activist and comedian Hari Kondabolu will perform at the Oral History Association annual meeting on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8 pm. Introduced by oral historian Tony Cherian, Hari will remain after the performance for a question and answer session.
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 was a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock-produced television show TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL on FX. He has also done standup on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CONAN, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, AND JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STANDUP SHOW. His COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011.
In 2014, he was interviewed on a full episode of 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 and Q with Jian Ghomeshi. 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 and LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS.
Listen to Hari Kondabolu’s recent performance on “The Moth” radio program.