Matt Groening defends still stereotyping Apu in 2018 in new New York Times interview
D’oh. Now we know why The Problem With Apu continues to be problematic, despite Hank Azaria acknowledging that the voice he has used on The Simpsons for an Indian immigrant running the Springfield convenience store might not be as funny in 2018 as it was in 1988. The Simpsons defended Apu in a... [Read More]
Review: Hari Kondabolu, “Warn Your Relatives” on Netflix
If you had told me 11 years ago that the quiet guy in the condo Shane Mauss let me crash in during the final HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen would turn out to be comedy giant-killer, I may never have believed you. But I’ve enjoyed watching Hari Kondabolu’s comedy and career blossom ... [Read More]
Variety announces its 10 Comics To Watch 2018
Every year around this time the folks at Variety announce their 10 Comics To Watch. It’s a list of up-an-coming… MORE Variety announces its 10 Comics To Watch 2018 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Hari Kondabolu on Conan
I use my middle initial professionally and always have because there are far too many Sean McCarthys in the world, even in the world of comedy. Hari Kondabolu might not ever have that problem, despite what his mother taught him. Then again, as Kondabolu joked in his performance on Thursday’s C... [Read More]
Hari Kondabolu on Conan
I use my middle initial professionally and always have because there are far too many Sean McCarthys in the world, even in the world of comedy. Hari Kondabolu might not ever have that problem, despite what his mother taught him. Then again, as Kondabolu joked in his performance on Thursday’s C... [Read More]
This week on TV: Hari Kondabolu wants us to warn our relatives
This week comedian Hari Kondabolu will be the latest comedian to launch a Netflix comedy special. This time around he’s… MORE This week on TV: Hari Kondabolu wants us to warn our relatives appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Watch a clip from Hari Kondabolu’s Netflix special, “Warn Your Relatives”
Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed documentary The Problem With Apu, comedian Hari Kondabolu will migrate over to Netflix… MORE Watch a clip from Hari Kondabolu’s Netflix special, “Warn Your Relatives” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Hank Azaria is ready to stop providing the stereotypical voice of Apu on “The Simpsons”
Despite the defensive stance the writers on The Simpsons took just weeks ago about their Apu problem, the white man who’s voiced Apu from the start has said he’s finally ready to stop doing so, based on hearing the complaints from the Indian-American community. Hank Azaria, appearing thi... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]