Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Hari Kondabolu

The phrase “laugh not to cry” might be one of these best ways to describe Hari Kondabolu’s whip-smart and biting comedy. His work confronts heavy issues as well as the everyday mundane in a way that can only be described as simply hilarious. He has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and […]

Pop Culture

Women in Comedy: Haters Gonna Hate

In the past twenty years, Comedy Central and humorous websites like FunnyorDie have steadily climbed in popularity and name recognition, giving new credence to the ambitious goals of men and women who faithfully pay their dues at comedy clubs. Unlike comedians of yesteryear, who generally started out in television or film, several stand-up comedians, Louis […]