"Dear Mr. Boyce, I haven’t heard the phrase ‘forcible relocation of Native Americans’ since high school history class. I didn’t think I would have to."
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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
"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."
Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]
Tumblr feminism in a nutshell
I’m gonna piss myself from laughing!!!
this is the god of stupid posts. of course we paint women (and feminists) as histrionic. how new! of course we trivialize the things they go through EVERY FUCKING DAY as just dramatics. why? fear of introspection and accepting that you’re A FUCKING PART OF THE PROBLEM. this is SO funny. wow. good job protecting your disgusting privilege with this flippant fuckshit.