By Earwolf & Hari & Ashok Kondabolu
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Ashok and Hari Kondabolu (aka THE KONDABOLU BROTHERS) go from city to city, delighting audiences with insights on important cultural matters such as "soap" and "handshakes." They also dissect their experiences growing up as second generation Indian Americans and how their upbringing influences their take on pop culture and politics.
||ExplicitMother’s Day Special-Part 1 “Shoplifting The Bank”||Part 1 of a 2 Part Mother’s Day Season Finale. Hari talks about being heckled by a Trumper in Ann Arbor and Ashok discusses his youthful experiences with shoplifting. Then the boys introduce a very special guest. This episode is sponsored by Harlequin.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHari learns that Jesse Eisenberg is a Famous Actor||The brothers discuss why magic is stupid, why hitting a baseball is amazing and how Hari likes getting punched in the butt by a robot. Also, some actor named Jesse Eisenberg tries to convince everyone that he's famous. Recorded live from Littlefield in Brooklyn. This episode is sponsored by Harlequin.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIce Cold Hard-Boiled Eggs||Hari and Ashok are joined by former professional wrestler AJ Mendez (aka AJ Lee) to talk wrestling, depression and soup. Also, the brothers discuss their failed fighting careers. Recorded live at the UTG theater in Chicago. This episode is brought to you by Harlequin.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Like Chicago, Live in Chicago||Recorded live at the UTG theatre in Chicago, Hari and Ashok Kondabolu discuss their appreciation of Chicago (while insulting Boston), share their feelings regarding ice and deal with loud, drunk audience member. This episode is sponsored by Harlequin.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne year closer to the goal||Recorded live at Improv Boston, Hari and Ashok Kondabolu continue their verbal assault on Boston. Also, Ashok suggests the elimination of birthdays & the Brothers debate the merits of various dried fruits.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Hate Boston, Live in Boston||Hari and Ashok visit Boston to reflect on Hari’s college years in New England and wax poetic on Ashok’s love of vacuum sealed containers. Recorded live at Improv Boston, the Kondabolu Bros explore their complicated feelings about U2, why they hate the concept of suntanning, and tell the audience what really went down that one time in India.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho’s been using Hari’s toothbrush?||Hari and Ashok Kondabolu (aka The Kondabolu Brothers) catch up with each other on St. Patrick's Day in front if a live crowd at Littlefield in Brooklyn. After speculating on the luck of the Irish, they dive deep into the placebo effect that Tandoori Chicken has on white people, discuss Ashok's epic to-do list, and solve the longstanding mystery of who's been using Hari's toothbrush.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNo Aloha: Kondabolu Bros visit Hawaii||Recorded live at the Shangri La arts and culture museum in Honolulu Hawaii, Hari and Ashok Kondabolu figure out the true meaning of vacation, refuse to say Aloha, and even interact with birds.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Is That Voice Coming Out Of That Face?||Hari and Ashok get informal about formalities, discuss the merits of a healthy cry, and finally get to the bottom of World War I. Recorded live at Littlefield in Brooklyn.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatman, Scents, and Pleasantries||This week, Hari & Ashok Kondabolu discuss Batman, scents, pleasantries & weed.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA New Day In Brown America||On the Premiere episode of the Kondabolu Brothers Podcast, Hari & Ashok Kondabolu discuss relationships, mental health, Kenan Thompson & Hari being a murderer. Recorded live in front of a paying audience on January 26th 2018 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview||Kondabolu Brothers is coming to Earwolf starting March 8th!||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny Guys, High Hopes for this
Saw these two at their show at the PIT in NYC, they have a great dynamic, remind me of me and my brother. Like at the live show Hari was about to launch into a tirade about a picture of a black Mary holding a white Jesus, when all of a sudden Ashok realizes that its a Santeria statue that doesn't have the same implications, and Hari has to sheepishly finish his rant while trying to figure out A) Why his brother just undercut him live on stage and B) why he couldn't have told him earlier. Hilarious.
As for the pilot episode of this podcast, it was fun but could use some structure and hopefully less discussion of what a podcast is. In that interest I'l put my 2 cents here. Some podcasts basicaly talk about current events, like news and things from your life; not too different from the live show. Many podcasts have guests, which allows a new set of things to talk about each week that get filtered through the hosts' dynamic. This coud also be a lot like the live show. Frankly I think it would be a fill a huge gap as most comedy podcasts are out in LA so there is a huge untapped resource of NYC comics and actors, not to mention musicians, who would be great guests. Caveat being that I think we denizens of NYC are less likely to listen to or be familiar with podcasts as we don't have long isolated car commutes, but on the other hand most LA guests don't listen to podcasts. Doubt guests would want to trek out to Queens tho. Keep doing it, I'm sure you'll work out the kinks, expect big things.
Hari Kondabolu is a funny dude
I like this podcast. The brothers' energy is good, and I think that this is going to turn into one of the better comedy casts out there.
Great pod funny fresh. Hari do what you must to get on bill maher's real time you'd kill it!