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Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Race, Politics and NPR Pledge Drives

Comedian Hari Kondabolu performs in Houston Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016) at The Secret Group. A lot of his act focuses on diversity, race and politics, which he says keeps him “on NPR and off television” (even though he’s on TV plenty). Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talked with him about his comedy, but first – since Kondabolu […]

Comedian Hari Kondabolu (Photo: Yoon Kim)Comedian Hari Kondabolu performs in Houston Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016) at The Secret Group.

A lot of his act focuses on diversity, race and politics, which he says keeps him “on NPR and off television” (even though he’s on TV plenty).

Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talked with him about his comedy, but first – since Kondabolu is a favorite of the NPR crowd – Michael asked him to use his most soothing tones to convince you to support Houston Public Media during its fall fundraising campaign.

(Photo: Yoon Kim)

MORE:
Hari Kondabolu Says His Mom Is Hilarious — And Not Because Of Her Accent (NPR, Sept. 16, 2016)
Mainstream Comic? Hari Kondabolu is Changing the Definition (The World, July 21, 2016)
For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke (NPR, April 21, 2014)

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