Hari Kondabolu, a comedian who likes to joke about his ethnic background and the way people always ask him where he's from, has announced dates for a winter tour. The shows will feature all new material and provide a sneak preview of what will be included on his new album coming out next year. He'll record material from the shows to include on the album.
The New York Times calls the guy "one of the brightest and most politically engaged young performers in New York," and Kondabolu, who originally worked as a human rights organizer in Seattle, got rave reviews for his debut album Waiting For 2042. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced show Totally Biased with Kamau Bell. He performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Grog Shop. Tickets are $15.
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