COME LAUGH WITH US! The Arts at Marks Garage & Shangri La have teamed up again for another sure to be epic night with visiting Artist-in-Residence, Hari Kondabolu who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.”
Thursday March 8th, 7p-9p
@ The ARTS at Marks Garage
630pm: Door & Bar@MARKS sponsored by Kona Brewing Co.
Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door
PARKING: FREE street parking after 6pm, $1.50/hr before 6pm. Chinatown Municipals Garages, $4 flat rate after 5p (Beretania or Bethel St. locations).
Hari Kondabolu, Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic. 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 has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman , Conan , Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX.
In 2014, he was interviewed on 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. 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, Live at the Electric and Channel 4’s 8 out 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.
He has also performed at such notable festivals as the HBO Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, the Aspen Ideas Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.
When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist) and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in November 2011.
He was also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer & podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been described by The NY Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” He has released two comedy albums two albums, “Waiting for 2042” & “Mainstream American Comic” with the legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars & has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show & has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. A former writer & correspondent on the Chris Rock produced FX TV show “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” Hari also co-hosted the podcast “Politically Reactive” with Kamau. He currently co-hosts "The Kondabolu Brothers Podcast" with his brother Ashok. In 2017, he released his critically acclaimed documentary “The Problem with Apu” on truTV. A former immigrant rights activist in Seattle, Hari is a graduate of Bowdoin College & has a Masters in Human Rights from The London School of Economics.