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Comedy Show with Hari Kondabolu

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Carnegie Building, Root Room 52 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Join us for a comedy show with guest comedian Hari Kondabolu.


Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

He made his UK television debut on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News in April 2011, which preceded a monthlong run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hari is also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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.) He attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a BA in comparative politics in 2004. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Hari also earned a master's in human rights at the London School of Economics in 2008, writing a merit-earning dissertation entitled “Mexican Returnees as Internally Displaced People: An Argument for the Protection of Economic Migrants Under the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.” By far, the least funny thing he’s ever written.

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Performing Arts, Arts


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Bridget Flynn

Bridget Flynn left a positive review 4/26/2013

Hilarious! I didn't know much about Hari before the show; I was caught off guard by how funny he was, I was gasping for air by the end. Kudos!