Hari Kondabolu ’04 on Being a Mainstream American Comic (Washington Post)

Hari Kondabolu '04. Photo by Karsten Moran '05.

Hari Kondabolu ’04. Photo by Karsten Moran ’05.

Hari Kondabolu ’04 debuted his latest comedy album, “Mainstream American Comic,” this summer. The Washington Post discusses how race, social justice, and whiteness inform the comedian’s routines.

“I don’t like being niched as a South Asian comic, man,” he says. “The values I have, the search for justice, that’s not a niche thing.” Kondabolu navigates the delicate worlds of race and comedy with a frankness that unsettles yet educates audiences.

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