Comedy in The Lou

CANCELLED: Hari Kondabolu: Show of the Week, April 12 – 18

Via Pagan Productions: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we unfortunately need to cancel this week’s show with Hari Kondabolu at The Ready Room. We hope to have this date rescheduled soon. Refunds will be automatically issued.

Hari Kondabolu
Thursday, April 16 at The Ready Room
7 p.m. Doors | 8 p.m. Show | All ages welcome

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He was most recently a writer and correspondent for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

He has done standup on Conan (see above!) , Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He has also performed at such notable festivals as South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.

In the UK, Hari has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric and Channel 4’s 8 out 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist) and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in November 2011.

He was also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

For more info, tickets and so on: Head to The Ready Room‘s Website. Press release provided by WME Entertainment.

ZACH SHERWIN at FOAM: Show of the Week, April 5 – April 11

Zach Sherwin
Wednesday, April 8 at Foam Coffee & Beer
8 p.m. | $5 | All Ages

ZSHERWIN-POSTERZach Sherwin is a comedian and rapper based in Los Angeles. His television credits include “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), as well as appearances on E!, VH1, and CNN Headline News. He also writes for and performs in the blockbuster YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” playing such characters as Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler, and he has an RIAA-certified gold record for the “Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking” single. Zach’s own music videos have been viewed millions of times online, and his album is available on Comedy Central Records.

Zach will be performing both a standup and music set this Wednesday, April 8 at Foam. Joel Crespo of Guerrilla Street Food will be laying down the beatbox tracks to back him. And as a very special bonus, a surprise guest will be stopping by to challenge Zach to a rap battle. Justin Luke will be hosting the show.


Show of the Week, March 29 – April 4: Storyteller

Storyteller at The Improv Shop

Saturday, April 4 at The Improv Shop
And Every Saturday Following
8 p.m. | $5 | All Ages

STORYTELLER is a two-act improv comedy show at The Improv Shop that attempts to portray life’s special, silly, and moving moments. It is a weekly show. It could be Show of The Week most weeks but that just wouldn’t be fair now would it?

Facts about the show: John Langen is the producer of STORYTELLER. Past guests include Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Paul Brittain (SNL), Rich Talarico (Key and Peele, SNL), and many more. You can keep up with STORYTELLER-esque conversations on Twitter and Instagram. Facebook too.

A new guest Storyteller is featured each week.


Description of the show provided by STORYTELLER with embellishments by Comedy in the Lou.

Show of the Week, March 22 – 28: No Straight White Guys

No Straight White Guys

No Straight White Guys: Youth
Wednesday, March 25 at Foam
8 p.m. | $5 | All Ages

No Straight White Guys is a monthly stand up comedy show that hosts comics from all ethnicities and sexual orientations except white straight men. It is dedicated to elevating the topics that matter and dissecting them to their rotting root, unlike the United State’s lax education system. The show is hosted by Amy Milton and Milly Naeger. #NSWG

RSVP on Facebook.


Event description provided by No Straight Guys.