The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project (UKBP) is a live talk show with mostly improvised banter and a carefully prepared powerpoint presentation along with a super secret guest. Past topics have included: Peak Oil theory, cultural appropriation, the Illuminati, Blipsters, police brutality and Ashok’s vitamin manifesto. Tonight’s show will be recorded as part of The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. Their website is http://kondabolubrothers.
Hari Kondabolu is a standup comedian who has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He was also a writer for “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” on the FX Network. His debut album “Waiting for 2042” came out on indie-label Kill Rock Stars earlier this Spring and can be purchased here: http://www.killrockstars.com/
Ashok Kondabolu was the hypeman “Dapwell” of the now-defunct rap-group Das Racist. He is also the creator of the online interview/documentary series “Chillin’ Island” and is a DJ on the East Village Radio show of the same name. He also writes columns and reviews for online magazines Noisey and Talkhouse. His website is dapwell.com and you can find him on Twitter at @dapwell
Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, his weekly half-hour FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered in August 2012 and became a critically acclaimed but criminally short nightly show in September of 2013 on FX’s new comedy network FXX. The NY Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” The show was nominated for “Best Talk Series” at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards and Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the series “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.” The San Francisco Chronicle raved, “it makes The Daily Show seem like something your dad watches.” Totally Biased was executive produced by Chris Rock, who became a fan after seeing a performance of Kamau’s one man show.