The Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host Hari Kondabolu, a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” for an evening of stand-up and conversation on Wed., Oct. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at NYU’s School of Law, Tishman Auditorium.
He will be in conversation with Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and author of the forthcoming Who We Be: The Colorization of America.
Kondabolu, whom NPR has described as “a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender,” is the A/P/A Institute’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15.
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.” He was most recently a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced FX show “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” Bell has described Kondabolu as “the comedy equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human rights rally.” Kondabolu released his debut stand-up comedy album “Waiting for 2042” on the indie-rock label Kill Rock Stars in March 2014.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for more information, go to www.apa.nyu.edu/events or call 212.992.9653. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street)
A/P/A Institute aims to promote discourse on Asian/Pacific America defying traditional boundaries, spanning Asia, to the Americas, through the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds. It works to dispel socio-cultural and political misconceptions, provide cultural and scholarly connections, lead collections building, and encourage innovative research and interdisciplinary exploration. The Institute’s goal is to serve as an international nexus of interactive exchange and access for scholars, cultural producers, and communities from New York to beyond. For more, please visit http://www.apa.nyu.edu/.