Show Apr 27 - 29

Headliner:
Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album “Waiting for 2042” on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman , Conan , Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX.

In 2014, he was interviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye and Soundcheck. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank.

In the UK, Hari has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric and Channel 4’s 8 out 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

He has also performed at such notable festivals as the HBO Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, the Aspen Ideas Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.

When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist) and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in November 2011.

He was also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY. He went to Townsend Harris High School and the school’s mascot, “Hari the Hawk,” was named after him during his senior year. (He sometimes fears that his greatest achievement was accomplished at 17.)

He attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics in 2004. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008, writing a merit- earning dissertation entitled “Mexican Returnees as Internally Displaced People: An Argument for the Protection of Economic Migrants Under the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.” This is, by far, the least funny thing he’s ever written…including this bio.



Feature:
May Wilkerson

May Wilkerson

May Wilkerson is a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, originally from the Boston area. By day she is a staff writer at Someecards.com, and by night she is telling jokes in clubs or bar basements or at home getting crumbs in her bed. She has performed at both the Boston and Cinder Block Comedy Festivals. Her writing has also appeared on the Huffington Post and Salon and she tweets more often than is healthy at: @shutupmay



Host:
Greg Bach

Greg Bach

Greg Bach has called the Milwaukee comedy scene home for ten years and has performed all over the world. People in Chicago, New York, Berlin, Manchester and Loves Park have found him rather amusing. 

Greg has performed with many national headliners, including W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, Godfrey, BD Freeman and Shane Mauss. He has been a featured performer at the Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival in Los Angeles, the Cream City Comedy Festival, The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, the Laughing Devil Festival in New York City, Milwaukee Punk Fest, Milwaukee Pride and the Derby City Comedy Festival in Louisville, KY.

Greg is a graduate of the writing program at The Second City in Chicago. He has written for the sketch group Broadminded, the long running Sketch 22 show and was a contributor to the Committee of Five Political Blog. He was the head writer and producer for the award-winning program “The Barrettsville Pledge Drive”. He was a contributor to the Othy Schwering Show, a writer and producer for the Goodnight Milwaukee Show, Stand Up Cinema and was the co-creator/writer of the sketch comedy group Dynamo Kickstand. In 2016, Greg created and produced The Badger Times Journal Report, a live satirical news program about Wisconsin.



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