Comedy Event: HARI KONDABOLU (The Den Theatre, Chicago)

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by John Todd on June 20, 2022

in Concerts / Events,Theater-Chicago


Comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu may be based in Brooklyn, NY, but he’s coming to the Den Theatre this weekend only. He has been hailed 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.”

Performance Schedule:
Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm
Friday, June 24 at 7 pm & 9:15 pm
Saturday, June 25 at 7 pm & 9:15 pm
The Den Theatre’s Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park
(two drink minimum)
for tickets, call 773.697.3830 or visit Den Theatre

Hari has released two comedy albums, “Waiting for 2042” and “Mainstream American Comic” on the legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. He has performed on The Late Show with David LettermanConan, Jimmy Kimmel LiveJohn Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show@Midnight and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He was 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 gameshow Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, and has also appeared on Fresh Air with Terry GrossWTF with Marc Maron2 Dope QueensMorning EditionAll 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, Hari has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good NewsLive at the Electric and Channel 4’s 8 out 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

Hari attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics in 2004. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008. He was the NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY. He went to Townsend Harris High School and the school’s mascot, “Hari the Hawk,” was named after him during his senior year. (He sometimes fears that his greatest achievement was accomplished at 17).

photo of Hari Kondabolu courtesy WME

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