Let’s talk about race with Hari Kondabolu

Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26

The last time Hari Kondabolu (pictured) came through Sacramento, he performed just a couple of sets at the Sacramento Comedy Spot. Now, he’s performing a whopping six sets over the course of four days at Punch Line Sacramento (2100 Arden Way). So, I guess that means he liked us, right?

That previous visit was during an Obama presidency, and even then, Kondabolu’s stand-up painted a dark picture of American politics and society—especially as it relates to race and gender. Now, with our dear leader Donald Trump, I can only imagine how painfully hard Kondabolu’s jokes will hit.

Let’s take a moment to run through Kondabolu’s television credentials: Comedy Central, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show, among others. He’s endorsed by the likes of The New York Times and NPR. And he has a master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. To say Kondabolu’s act is insightful is an understatement. Typically revolving around race and identity issues, it also feels more relevant and important today than ever before.

Kondabolu will perform at various times Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26. Tickets cost $22.50-$25, plus Punch Line’s usual two drink minimum. More at www.harikondabolu.com.