Fun­ni­est thing Hari Kond­abolu

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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.

Har­riet Gib­sone


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