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Album Review

If you want to understand the magic of comedian Hari Kondabolu, take a little of his back story (he's part of the avant comedy event the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project, a project he hosts with his younger brother Dap from the electro-hip-hop group Das Racist), then add the way he's introduced on this, his live comedy album debut ("My best friend since the fourth grade..."). Waiting for 2042 is a wonderful mix of progressive (to the point where you can call it "lefty") and approachable (to the point where you can call it "warm," "fuzzy," and "cuddle-able"), where a trip to the store to buy cocoa butter (he's a proud, attractive cuddly fellow with "skin that's so f*cking beautiful") turns into something akin to Noam Chomsky giving surly observations in a drug store's "ethnic needs" aisle ("Great! An end to police brutality, more access to health care, more educational opportunities..."). Free thinkers don't come much more free than Kondabolu, as his liberal friends' constant decree that they're "Moving to Canada" drives him to bring up the point that those Northern neighbors want some proof of persecution in exchange for citizenship ("It's practically Somalia down there. I mean, Rush Limbaugh's an idiot and they put high-fructose corn syrup in everything"), and while he tows the common sense line on "Breastfeeding" ("I mean, babies gotta eat. You don't buy a sandwich and then run and hide"), he goes beyond sound reasoning for the sake of comedy ("...or are we questioning the baby's motivation?"). Coming to terms with his teenage, multiple man crush on indie rockers Weezer ("High school's weird? Of course high school is weird. You guys are forty!") and his surprising love of sports ("Why would I root for my natural predator: the athlete?") bring more big laughs, but the most refreshing thing about Waiting for 2042 is that it is housed in a familiar comedy-routine style, but the socially conscious material is maverick stuff, and with no smug or self-satisfied aftertaste. Cocoa butter tips or not, this is a knockout debut.

Customer Reviews

Hilariously witty social commentary!

Hari is the awesome at creating amazing analogies about real social concerns with a nod to ironic, left wing nerd/hipster culture... All without being "too cool for school."

Comedy for smart people

There's a lot to recommend Hari Kondabolu, and only one of many reasons to love this excellent album is his relationship with his audience: he respects their intelligence. He doesn't pander, and he expects them to keep up with the political and social complexities that form the basis for his wicked and superbly on-point humor. Anyone who says that a progressive ethic and cultural sensitivity can't be the basis for good comedy desperately needs to listen to this.

So great!

So amazing and well done! Just another straight white dude who thinks Hari is the best thing since George Carlin!
PS-- Come to New Orleans, the race history and politics here are so complicated you could never run out of of jokes here.


Born: Queens, New York, NY

Genre: Standup Comedy

Years Active: '10s

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Hari Kondabolu is a standup comedian and one half of the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers, a project/podcast he hosts with his younger brother Ashok Kondabolu, otherwise known as Dap from the electro-hip-hop group Das Racist. After earning a B.A. in comparative politics and a master's degree in human rights studies, Kondabolu applied these degrees as few graduates do, first as an immigrant organizer in Seattle, and then by appearing on television shows like Jimmy Kimmel...
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