Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hari Kondablolu Has a Rubber Sword

This guy is laugh out loud funny. But his message is serious and definitely strikes a nerve, because he has the guts to speak the truth.

Hari Kondabolu  was on Q this morning. I'd never heard of him. His comedy is edgy and poignant in his description of the present North American political climate, that reflects the kind of divisiveness we see going on within the world.

Comedians like Hari Kondabolu provide a social critique, enable transformation, and are a sign that there exists a healthy comedy culture, pushing social boundaries and presenting a commentary about present day race relations. These comics hold up a mirror that forces us to confront what most of us would rather ignore.

When a comedian can get his observational humour across using an intelligent wit, it's refreshing and healthy. It enables honesty, truth telling, and transformation toward a more compassionate and peaceful world. That's what I hope for.

“Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.”
-Mary Hirsch, Humorist

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