Arts Tonight: “Eviscerated Western hypocrisy”!
posted by December 6 at 12:50 PMon
Capitol Hill Arts Center has long hosted the best damn stand-up comedy night in town with the worst damn name: the monthly LaffHole. The comics are young and smart and so are the audiences, so the jokes don’t have to pander to a Tacoma-type crowd. Tonight, the center kicks off an even better comedy event with, perhaps, an even worse name: Laffstraveganza. There are two shows, an all-ages one at 8 pm starring several under-21 comics and an adults-only show at 10 pm starring a bunch of cool guys, none of whom were featured in the Seattle International Comedy Festival. Tickets are $5. I’m buying one.
Headlining is Hari Kondabolu, who the Seattle Times glowingly profiled as a comic who “eviscerated Western hypocrisy with a verbal razor that had overtones of Lenny Bruce.” He tells jokes like this:
“I was a Republican when I was 7 years old. It wasn’t my fault. The symbol of the Republican Party is an elephant and I’m a Hindu. I got confused.”
Oh, snap. Eviscerated.