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W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are comedians who take politics seriously — and longtime friends, trying to help keep each other sane. Join them as they pull the alarm on the dumpster fire that is American politics, and talk to the creators, thinkers, and leaders doing the work to defend and reinvent our democracy.

W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are comedians who take politics seriously — and longtime friends, trying to help keep each other sane. Join them as they pull the alarm on the dumpster fire that is American politics, and talk to the creators, thinkers, and leaders doing the work to defend and reinvent our democracy.

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Season 3

After three years away, Kamau and Hari are back to help you survive Election 2020 and whatever comes afterward.

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Season 2

How do we survive in the age of Trump? In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape

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Comedians and friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu discuss, dissect, and question today’s politics, the 2016 Election, and hot-button issues alongside rotating expert guests.

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Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer & podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY who has been described by The NY Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In 2017, he made global headlines with his critically acclaimed truTV documentary "The Problem with Apu" about race and representation. In 2018, he was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch. His Netflix special “Warn Your Relatives," was called "an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers" by the NY Times and "sublimely playful" by Time Magazine. Hari regularly appears as a panelist on the NPR game show “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me" and the satirical news podcast "The Bugle." In 2020, he has appeared on the Netflix documentary "Spelling The Dream," as well as the groundbreaking PBS docu-series "Asian Americans."

W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. His latest stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro, is available on Netflix. Kamau wrote a book with the easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He’s the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the advisory boards of Hollaback! and Donors Choose.