Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Comic Hari Kondabolu Named NYU Artist-in-Residence

San Leandro, Calif. — New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute has named Hari Kondabolu, a Brooklyn-based Indian American comic who has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” among other shows, as its 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence. 
“This residency at the A/P/A Institute at NYUwill give me just the space and time I need to publicly workshop ideas I’ve had for years, but have not had the opportunity to explore,” Indian American comic and activist Kondabolu said in a statement. “These ideas include material for my stand-up act; essays and stories for publications, radio, or live performances; live and video sketches; and short films.”
Kondabolu has performed on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” and his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special. A regular on the NPR circuit, he has been featured on “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Studio 360,” and “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.” Kondabolu released his debut standup comedy album “Waiting for 2042” on the indie-rock label Kill Rock Stars in March 2014.
According to a statement from NYU, the A/P/A Institute works to dispel socio-cultural and political misconceptions, provide cultural and scholarly connections, lead collections building, and encourage innovative research and interdisciplinary exploration.
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