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”. 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 NY Times wrote “it was an artistic breakthrough for him, an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic on command of his powers”.
Hari 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, @Midnight and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. 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 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).