Funniest thing Hari Kondabolu
The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …
Dave Chappelle is the funniest standup in the world. He’s gotten really buff in recent years, but still has the same-sized head. His head makes me laugh.
The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen … The Simpsons. I still love them. Even though I’m pretty convinced they hate me. The funniest film I’ve ever seen …
Groundhog Day is perfection. I love Grosse Pointe Blank too. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies about the meaning of life that also feature high-school reunions.
The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny …
People falling down. There’s a video of a reporter mashing grapes with her feet at a local fair and she slips and falls off a platform. All you hear after that is her writhing in pain saying: “Ow, ow,” offscreen. I am laughing as I write this.
The funniest heckle I’ve ever had …
I was told to go back to America once in Denmark. As an IndianAmerican, I’ve been told to go back to a lot of countries, but never to America.
The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten … Instead of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey, my mother once made a tandoori Cornish game hen. The funniest joke I’ve ever heard …
I love this joke that my dear friend and writing partner Ahamefule Oluo wrote: What do you call Neil deGrasse Tyson pouring champagne all over his naked chest? AN ASTRO-FIZZY-TITS.
Hari Kondabolu appears at Soho Theatre, W1, to 15 Dec On tour, 13 May to 12 Oct; starts Leicester
Exciting new production from the ever-popular Bourne, a contemporary reimagining of literature’s most famous lovers, with Bourne focusing on new talent and young dancers discovered at auditions and through community projects.
LW Eddie Izzard On tour, 15 Sep to 16 Nov; starts Bexhill-on-Sea
In his five-year absence from standup, the comic master has been filling his schedule with marathon runs, Labour campaigning and period dramaing with Judi Dench. He returns with new material spanning the profound and the whimsical.
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