Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY and currently lives in Brooklyn. According to the Seattle Times, Hari Kondabolu is “a young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor.” Like his comedic heroes, Hari Kondabolu wants to speak truth to power with confrontational and personal material. Unlike them, he does not want to die of a morphine overdose or set himself on fire.
Hari has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He just filmed his Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special, which will air on the network in early 2011.
Additionally, his short film MANOJ, which he wrote, co-produced and starred in, has screened in festivals throughout the world including the Just for Laughs Festivals in Montreal and Chicago.
His website is www.harithecomic.com.
His Twitter page is: www.twitter.com/harithecomic