Hari Kondabolu

Fistful of Jokes, Premier Concerts, and Manic Presents:

Hari Kondabolu

Carmen Lagala, Hosted by Liz Miele

Sun · October 28, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$22.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Limited seating available.

Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu
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.
Hari has released two comedy albums two albums, “Waiting for 2042” & “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 & 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.” 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.” Hari has also appeared on such notable radio shows and podcasts as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, 2 Dope Queens, Morning Edition, All 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 News, Live 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.
Carmen Lagala
Carmen Lagala
Carmen Lagala is a New York City based comedian and actor who made her network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2018.

Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences all over the country with her playful voice and anecdotes about everything from her fathers marriages, to phone addiction, to her unrefined palette. She opens regularly for comedian Hari Kondabolu at clubs and theaters and was featured in the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival in 2016, the Women in Comedy Festival in 2014, and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival in her home state.

Carmen has performed on many of New York City’s most acclaimed comedy shows including on Comedians You Should Know, at the Knitting Factory, at Union Hall, on Night Train, at UCB, and at Caroline’s. She can be seen performing regularly with the popular sketch group “All Female Reboot,” at her popular monthly show “Creek Bros,” at the Creek and the Cave, at Phil’s Bar every Thursday, and at Bad News every Sunday at Sing Sing on Ave. A.
Hosted by Liz Miele
Hosted by Liz Miele
Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage,” NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.
Venue Information:
Space Ballroom.
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514