I’m actually really late in posting this, because, y’know, #CancelColbert. But one of my favourite comics, Hari Kondabolu, formerly of W. Kamau Bell’s Totally Biased, was on Letterman about a week and a half ago.
And he just totally fuckin’ kills it. Take a gander at the video above.
I also just love how Hari did this bit on freakin’ Letterman, which is like the Whitest late-night show ever.
If you love Hari’s work, you should definitely go buy his new album “Waiting for 2042” which is currently available digitally and on CD.
I don’t write funny. There’s a pretty good reason for it: it’s tough to do good comedy. In fact, the axiom among comedy circles is: “dying is easy; comedy is hard.”
It’s an axiom that seems to be too-oft forgotten in today’s easy-access self-publishing online world. For every great comedian of our times, there’s a hundred dime-store shucksters who think that access to a WordPress.com account and a hipster-witty Twitter handle will make them infamous for their belly-laugh-inducing skillz.
This would be excusable if not for the sheer amount of crap comedic writing that is passed off these days by talentless hacks who want to obscure — while simultaneously revel in — gleeful racist hatred.
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