How the Institutional Racism of Yesterday Still Reverberates Today
Portland's premiere comedy showcase, Funny Over Everything, is mixing it up this month and doing a show on a Monday night. And this particular Monday night is rainy and shitty and a total insult to what May in Portland is supposed to be. So give this rainy, shitty day (which would be totally acceptable in March, but it's fucking MAY, Portland!) the finger and go to the Hollywood Theatre tonight to laugh your ass off with Hari Kondabolu.
Kondabolu's one of the funniest, sharpest comics working today. He talks about American culture and hypocrisy, racism, and being the child of South Indian immigrants—among other things. Find him on Twitter @HariKondabolu, or watch more of his stuff here.
He's skeweringly precise, but absolutely affable and calm about it. It's easy to say this in a city like Portland, but it's hard not to feel that if more people watched him work and listened to what he had to say, we'd be able to fix a lot more of the shit we've broken.
I could go on and on about how great he is, but it boils down to this: Hari Kondabolu is hilarious. He's smart, he's funny, and he's got a voice that needs to be heard. Check him out tonight at Funny Over Everything, and you'll also get to see Ian Karmel, Anthony Lopez, and Shane Torres. That's a hell of a lineup for only $10.
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