Gorgeousness this morning
Before pursuing stand-up comedy full-time, Hari Kondabolu was a human rights activist. At first telling jokes was a cathartic release from the intense work he did with victims of hate crimes and workplace discrimination. In today’s interview he recounts how he began to incorporate aspects of his work into his comedy:
"I used to do a bit where I used to read the U.S. citizenship application onstage. I think that’s part of just being overeducated and wanting to do document analysis, but I’d actually bring it on stage and read questions. Because for people who don’t know, this is what immigrants have to go through to gain status in this country and it’s absurd and it’s something we take for granted as American citizens.
Sometimes that was hard in a club on a Friday night and it’s 10 o-clock and everyone’s drunk and there’s a dude on stage reading a form, it’s a strange thing to read a government form in front of a bunch of drunk people.”
Hari’s new comedy album is called Waiting for 2042.
Photo by Kyle Johnson
Hari is hillarious in a truthiness kinda way.
Anonymous asked: I've noticed the "new blacks" but I also notice their are a lot of pro black people not just on social media but in real life especially with a lot of black women I've noticed a lot are embracing their roots , it's just something I've noticed , do u think that's true?
Black people have always embraced their roots. You’re just now realizing it my dear
some times I wonder if the folks who write this bs are really just total shits for brains or what ?
I love @kekepalmer to death and back I’m so excited 😍😍😍
Love this girl
This is at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I’m so done with culture appropriation.
they look like fucking orcs
Ew wtf they look uneducatedNative appropriation continues to run rampant. They’ve seen too many Disney movies. Horrendously inaccurate, insulting, exploitative, offensive. Prime example of poor taste and attempting to make a mockery of Native culture ala redface and caricatures. Will ‘sensitivity training’ be recommended? Ignorance is no longer an excuse. We’re too lenient on appropriators.
Ten-year queue for public housing put Tang Man-wai off even applying. He is one among many thousands who have grown used to life in a cage.
this is really a problem. no one should be forced to live this way. no one