Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer, and podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been described by The New York Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In 2018, his Netflix special, Warn Your Relatives, was released, and he was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch. Regarding his special, The New York Times wrote, “it was an artistic breakthrough for him, an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.”
Kondabolu has released two comedy albums, Waiting for 2042 and Mainstream American Comic, with the legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. He has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He is a former writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock produced FX TV show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2017, he released his critically acclaimed documentary The Problem with Apu on truTV.
Hari is a regular on the public radio game show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me! He has also appeared on such notable radio shows and podcasts as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, 2 Dope Queens, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Prairie Home Companion, Wits, Studio 360, and Bullseye. He co-hosted the popular Politically Reactive podcast with W. Kamau Bell and currently co-hosts The Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with his brother Ashok on Earwolf.
In the UK, Kondabolu 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.