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“Wanted: Funny Asian Male” April 25 at Wang Center

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Regie Cabico

Comedians Regie Cabico and Hari Kondabolu will perform at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Thursday, April 25, at 8 pm.

Poet and spoken word artist Regie Cabico is a performer with tremendous expressive range, able to shift between wry humor, indignation and poignant longing in only minutes on stage. Called the “Lady Gaga of spoken word poets” by the Kenyon Review, Cabico has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and in MTV’s Free Your Mind Spoken Word Tour.

A three-time-winner of top prizes at the annual National Poetry Slam, Cabico is a regular performer at the Nuyorican Poets Café and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, and his poetry appears in more than 30 anthologies. Cabico is an out and proud gay man of Filipino American descent.

Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic Hari Kondabolu is quickly gaining recognition for his “smart, analytical” standup (TimeOut NY). Kondabolu’s sets use richly textured, witty accounts of the everyday and explorations of the absurd to make strong and substantial political statements. Kondabolu has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and debuted a half-hour Comedy Central Presents television special in February 2011.

Hari Kondabolu

He is a writer for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised, monthly talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from the hip hop group Das Racist).

Tickets are $35 for VIP Priority Seating, $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. A 20-percent discount is available for groups of five or more. Reserve by phone (631) 632-4400 or email wangcenter@stonybrook.edu.

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