Kondabolu was conceived October 21, 1982 in the Flushing neighborhood of the New York City ward of Queens, to Uma and Ravi Kondabolu, who had moved from the city of Tenali in the Coastal Andhra district of South India. His mom was already a doctor in India, and the two guardians turned into the heads of New York region clinical labs. Ravi Kondabolu had moved to the United States in 1978.
Kondabolu went to government funded schools in Queens: PS 69 in Jackson Heights, PS 115 in Floral Park, MS 172 in Floral Park, and Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, where he graduated in 2000.
Kondabolu is the more seasoned sibling of rapper Ashok Kondabolu, who is a previous individual from the gathering Das Racist.
Kondabolu kept performing standup when he went to Bowdoin College; he referred to his years at Bowdoin as “staggeringly developmental” and keeps on spending part of each year in Maine. He learned at Wesleyan University during his third year, zeroing in on character and race, globalization, and “the effect of mainstream society on society.”
Despite the fact that his stand-up satire vocation was acquiring footing in 2007, he was acknowledged to the Masters in Human Rights program at the London School of Economics in 2007, and in this way took a break year from rise up to procure his MSc.
While in Seattle, Kondabolu started taking an interest in its elective parody scene. His demonstration included “a piece where I used to peruse the U.S. citizenship application in front of an audience.” In 2006, Kondabolu performed at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle, which he credits as his “large break,” as a booker for HBO’s Comedy Festival saw his name on the Bumbershoot site. Afterward, Kondabolu likewise recorded “Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives” in Seattle.
Kondabolu has since shown up as a professional comedian. His first remarkable TV appearance was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2007, when he additionally started to show up in an assortment of public satire celebrations, including the 2007 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival. In October 2012, he performed stand-up on an episode of Conan and, in March 2014, he performed stand-up on The Late Show with David Letterman. He has shown up on Comedy Central, including a 2008 episode of Live at Gotham, three episodes of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show in 2010 and 2012, and most conspicuously, his own episode of Comedy Central Presents which circulated on February 11, 2011. He has likewise seemed various times on British TV, remembering for Russell Howard’s Good News in 2011 and 8 out of 10 Cats in 2012. In 2012, he had a repetitive sketch as a feature of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric facilitated by Russell Kane. He has likewise performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a highlighted jokester for the US State Department-supported “Make Chai Not War” parody feature in India in 2012.
From 2012 to 2013, he was on the composing staff for the FX parody series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, created by Chris Rock and facilitated by W. Kamau Bell, on which he frequently showed up as a reporter.
His first stand-up parody collection, Waiting for 2042, was delivered in March 2014 on Kill Rock Stars.
His second satire collection, Mainstream American Comic, was delivered on July 22, 2016 on Kill Rock Stars. It appeared at #1 on the iTunes US parody graphs and at #2 on the Billboard satire outlines.
Starting around 2017, Kondabolu has filled in as a specialist on the NPR satire news test Wait Don’t Tell Me.
In 2018, he talked with regards to his experience of showing a studio at the Columbia River Correctional Institute Comedy School in North Portland as a visitor on Live Wire! Radio.
Kondabolu’s humor frequently fixates on friendly issues like neediness, bigotry, and a dismissal of Indian generalizations found in media. He has spoken with regards to the difficulties of managing white delicacy while tending to race in his satire. He has additionally tended to an assortment of other social subjects, like the LGBT people group.
Web recording host
Kondabolu and his more youthful sibling Ashok acted in a month to month, generally ad libbed television show together in New York City called Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project. Past visitors have included Ajay Naidu, Aasif Mandvi, Bell, Leo Allen, Victor Vazquez (Kool AD of Das Racist), Charles Mudede and Blue Scholars. In January 2013, they began Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. After a break from 2015 onwards, the webcast appeared again as the Kondabolu Brothers Podcast in 2018 on the Earwolf mark.
He is a co-host of the webcast Politically Re-Active with Bell, which appeared in June 2016. He likewise appeared as a pivoting host on The Bugle close by Andy Zaltzman in the fall of 2016 after the flight of John Oliver.
Acting and film
Kondabolu composed and featured in Zia Mohajerjasbi’s 2007 short film Manoj, which has played in satire and film celebrations all over the planet, remembering the Just for Laughs Festivals for Montreal and Chicago, and which derides humorists who comprehensively exploit their ethnic foundations for their material. In Manoj , Kondabolu depicts both Manoj, an imaginary Indian migrant comic who plays to white crowds by rehashing their generalizations of South Asians, and an Indian-American who is condemning of Manoj’s methodology.
Kondabolu depicted “Crossword Businessman” in the 2009 film All About Steve, a film he derides in Mainstream American Comic. He additionally assumed a supporting part in the 2016 film Five Nights in Maine, albeit his scenes were not really remembered for the last 75-minute cut of the film. Additionally in 2016, he showed up as a fictionalized form of himself in the Comedy Central web series White Flight.
Kondabolu is the lead, maker, and leader head of The Problem with Apu, a narrative with regards to the person Apu from The Simpsons that debuted in November 2017 on TruTV. The film contextualizes Apu inside minstrelsy and different figures of speech in American mainstream society history that have generally generalized minorities.
Indians in the New York City metropolitan area
Hanging tight for 2042 (2014)
Standard American Comic (2016)
The Best (Worst) Of The Bugle With Andy (Redacted) Zaltzman And Guest(s) (2017)
Hari Kondabolu’s New Material Night: Volume 1 (recorded 2012, delivered 2017)
Hari Kondabolu’s New Material Night: Volume 2 (2020)