Hari Kondabolu

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 To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into our venues, Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole have instituted a clear bag policy as of March 1st, 2022. The policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into our venues. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry: Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12in x 6in x 12in One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziplok bag or similar) Small clutch bags, approximately 5in x 7in All bags subject to search. Clear bags are available for sale at the box office.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in Brooklyn. The NY Times called him “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” and described  his 2018 Netflix special Warn Your Relatives as “an incisively funny and formally  adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.” The special was  named on many “Best of” lists, including for Time, Paste Magazine, Cosmopolitan, E!  Online, and Mashable. He was also named one of 2018’s “Comics To Watch” by  Variety. 

In 2017, his truTV documentary The Problem with Apu was released to critical acclaim  and spurred a global conversation about race and representation. The Nation called it “a  devastating critique of the ultimate comedic sacred cow: The Simpsons.” It is now used  in high school, college and grad school curriculums around the US. 

Hari has also released two comedy albums, Waiting for 2042 & Mainstream American  Comic with legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. Additionally, he has performed on such shows as Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman among many others. He is also a former writer & correspondent on the much loved,  Chris Rock produced FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell

A regular on the public radio, Hari is a panelist on the NPR game show Wait Wait…  Don’t Tell Me. As a podcaster, he co-hosted the popular Politically Reactive with dear  friend W. Kamau Bell. Additionally, he also co-hosts what he politely describes as a  “pop up podcast,” The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with his younger brother  Ashok (“Dap” from HBO’s Chillin’ Island and defunct rap group Das Racist.) 

Hari attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the  former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics. A former immigrant rights  organizer in Seattle who worked under the leadership of now-Congresswoman Pramila  Jayapal, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of  Economics in 2008. He was the “Artist In Residence” at NYU’s APA Institute for the  2014-2015 Academic Year and at Shangri La Museum in Honolulu in 2018.

Nimesh Patel

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 To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into our venues, Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole have instituted a clear bag policy as of March 1st, 2022. The policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into our venues. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry: Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12in x 6in x 12in One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziplok bag or similar) Small clutch bags, approximately 5in x 7in All bags subject to search. Clear bags are available for sale at the box office.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Nimesh Patel is a comedian and Emmy-nominated writer who is rising the ranks as one of the most in-demand up- and-coming comedians touring the country. Through his joke-telling wizardry and ability to capture attention on social media, Nimesh is quickly charting a path from sold out comedy clubs to major theaters.

Nimesh has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, his self-released special “Jokes To Get You Through Quarantine” has amassed almost a million views, and he has opened for Chris Rock & Aziz Ansari. He most recently made his debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and his most recent special “Thank You, China” is available on YouTube.

His first writing job came after Chris Rock saw him perform standup and hired him directly to write for The Academy Awards in 2016. Since then, he has written for “Saturday Night Live,” “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” The White House Correspondents Dinner, and was a producer for “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”