Named by the New York Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today”, Hari Kondabolu is returning to London for the first time in two years for two nights only at Soho Theatre on 10th and 11th October.
The Brooklyn based comedian has established himself as a unique political voice as key writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock produced TV show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX network), where he’s been described by long-time collaborator Kamau Bell as “the comedy equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human right’s rally” and named as “the next generation of impactful leaders, cultural influencers, and breakthrough innovators” by political website Mic, while the Guardian described Hari as taking on “some of the most pressing and provocative issues”.
Hari is co-host of The Bugle podcast with Andy Zaltzman, and co-hosts the weekly political podcast Politically Reactive (First Look Media) with Kamau Bell. Hari’s other podcast credits include on WTF with Marc Maron, Death, Sex and Money, You Made It Weird, Too Beautiful to Live and 2 Dope Queens.
On screen Hari has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Conan (TBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), John Oliver’s NY Stand-up Show (Comedy Central), @midnight (Comedy Central). Hari has his own Comedy Central Presents special (Comedy Central) and has created the documentary film “The Problem with Apu” which explores the contentious stereotypical Indian character on The Simpsons which is set for release this Autumn in the US on truTV. Closer to home, his UK appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Live at The Electric (BBC Three) and 8 out of 10 Cats (Ch 4).
Hari performs rarely in the UK with this show only being his fourth UK appearance in seven years.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT HARI:
If there’s a comedian who can prove that it’s possible to be funny without being mean… Kondabolu is the man The New Statesman
A young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor The Seattle Times
Hari Kondabolu is a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender NPR
A national comedy treasure The Stranger
This incorrigibly smart, rising comic exhibits a duality in his act that doesn’t seem quite plausible: He’s both political and fun… [and] deals in calmly reasoned polemics Timeout NY
The comic has helped change the way race and class are talked about on TV Chicago Reader
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