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Politically Incorrect, Totally Hilarious

Hari Kondabolu comes to Chapel Hill and brings his polarizing comedy with him.
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu does not tiptoe around sensitive subjects like race and ethnicity. 

In fact, Kondabolu's embrace of sensitive subjects has garnered a lot of attention over the past year. His willingness address items that make some audiences uncomfortable on comedy shows like FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell have made him a celebrity. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Kondabolu about his stand-up career.

Kondabolu will be performing tonight at Chapel Hill's DSI Comedy find more info here

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Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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