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Comedy @ Commonwealth Presents: HARI KONDABOLU

Presented by Commonwealth Sanctuary at Commonwealth Sanctuary, Dayton KY

Jun 21 - 22 2024
Comedy @ Commonwealth Presents: HARI KONDABOLU

An evening of laughs with headlining comedian HARI KONDABOLU and friends. TWO night, FOUR shows. Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 at 7 and 9:30 PM

An evening of laughs with headlining comedian HARI KONDABOLU and friends.

HARI KONDABOLU IS A COMEDIAN, WRITER AND PODCASTER BASED IN BROOKLYN, NY.
The NY Times called him “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” and described his 2018 Netflix special “Warn Your Relatives” as “an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.” It was named on many “Best of” lists, including for Time, Paste Magazine, Cosmopolitan, E! Online, and Mashable. He was also named one of 2018 “Comics To Watch” by Variety. He currently co-hosts the Netflix food competition show “Snack vs. Chef” with Megan Stalter.

In 2017, his truTV documentary “The Problem with Apu” was released and created a global conversation about race and representation. The Nation described it as “a devastating critique of the ultimate comedic sacred cow: The Simpsons.” It is now used in high school, college and grad school curriculums around the country.

Hari has also released two comedy albums, “Waiting for 2042” & “Mainstream American Comic” with legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. Additionally, he has performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman and among many others. He is also a former writer & correspondent on the much loved, Chris Rock produced FX show “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.”

A regular on the public radio, Hari is a regular panelist on the NPR game show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.” He was also a regular guest host on Midday on WNYC. As a podcaster, he co-hosted the popular “Politically Reactive” with W. Kamau Bell. Additionally, he also co-hosts what he politely describes as a “pop up podcast,” The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from HBO’s Chillin’ Island and rap group Das Racist.)

Hari attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle who worked under the leadership of now-Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008. He was the “Artist In Residence” at NYU’s APA Institute for the 2014-2015 Academic Year and at Shangri La Museum in Honolulu in 2018.

Comedy @ Commonwealth, Northern Kentucky’s newest comedy club, is housed in Commonwealth Sanctuary, the historic, former Tower Methodist Church, built in 1914. The original stained glass windows and custom-built, curved pews are all still on site. Now, in its new life as a Community Events Venue, this beautiful old building hosts the best stand-up comedy, music, theater, and cinema that you can find in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area. The facility features a full sound system, programmable stage lighting, a 150-inch rear projection movie screen, and a concession stand where we serve a full menu, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jun 21, 2024 at 07:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 21, 2024 at 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 22, 2024 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 22, 2024 at 09:30 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Commonwealth Sanctuary

522 5th Ave, Dayton, KY 41074

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Parking can be found directly behind Commonwealth Sanctuary in the City of Dayton, KY parking lot, one block east in the second city parking lot by Galactic Chicken, and on the street parking along 6th Ave.

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