STAND-UP COMEDY: Hari Kondabolu & Sabrina Jalees presented by South Asia SocietySTAND-UP COMEDY: Hari Kondabolu & Sabrina Jalees presented by South Asia Societyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/168771KINSC Zubrow Commons2011-04-16T20:45:002011-04-16T22:00:00
April 16, 8:45PM
KINSC Zubrow Commons
Hari Kondabolu & Sabrina Jalees
According to the Seattle Times, Hari Kondabolu is "a young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor." Like his comedic heroes, he wants to speak truth to power with confrontational and personal material. Unlike them, he does not want to die of a morphine overdose or set himself on fire.
Hari has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He recently filmed his "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour television special, which will air on the network in early 2011.
Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY and graduated with a B.A. in Comparative Politics from Bowdoin College 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.
Sabrina Jalees is a comedian, actor, keynote speaker and writer based in New York City (Brooklyn.) Since stepping onto the stage of (Toronto’s) Yuk Yuk’s amateur night at 16, she’s become one of the most recognizable faces in the Canadian media.
Lovers of comedy were immediately intrigued by her background as queer, ½ -Pakistani, and ½ -Swiss. She was soon skipping class to tour the country. Going on to record a CTV Comedy Now special, perform at the famed Just For Laughs Festival and break Mike Myers’ record as the youngest improviser ever hired by Second City.
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