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When Jokes Lose Their Edge: The Problem With Apu - SF Weekly 21 Nov 2017, 1:11 am


SF Weekly

When Jokes Lose Their Edge: The Problem With Apu
SF Weekly
In the documentary, Kondabolu talks with other South Asian comics and actors, including Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, and Aasif Mandvi, about how Apu affected them growing up — especially as Simpsons writers gradually began to flesh out the one-dimensional ...
Mindy Kaling, Apu & Indian Americans by Hari KondaboluYouTube
The Problem with Apu — truTV - Official SitetruTV

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The Solution To 'The Problem With Apu' Already Has Arrived - Decider 20 Nov 2017, 9:04 pm


Decider

The Solution To 'The Problem With Apu' Already Has Arrived
Decider
Kal Penn, who co-starred as Taj Mahal in Van Wilder only because his agent told him it'd be good for his career, then later starred in the Harold and Kumar movies, recounted a drunk Indian man complaining to Penn about getting called Kumar all the time ...

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Hari Kondabolu on What Should Happen to Apu, the Simpsons Character Hank Azaria Doesn't Want to Talk About - Slate Magazine (blog) 20 Nov 2017, 11:02 am


Slate Magazine (blog)

Hari Kondabolu on What Should Happen to Apu, the Simpsons Character Hank Azaria Doesn't Want to Talk About
Slate Magazine (blog)
Through a series of interviews with prominent entertainment and political figures, including Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, and former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, he explores how the famous Kwik-E-Mart worker has promoted racist stereotypes about South ...

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Hari Kondabolu Explores Modern Minstrelsy with The Problem With Apu - Paste Magazine 19 Nov 2017, 8:39 pm


Paste Magazine

Hari Kondabolu Explores Modern Minstrelsy with The Problem With Apu
Paste Magazine
He is a genuine specter of modern minstrelsy that has lodged in the American cultural psyche and plagued Kondabolu's interviewees—including Kal Penn, Sakina Jaffrey, Aasif Mandvi, Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj, Apart Nancherla and many more—for their ...

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'Designated Survivor' news: Next episode targets Seth Wright's status in the White House - ChristianToday 19 Nov 2017, 3:00 pm


'Designated Survivor' news: Next episode targets Seth Wright's status in the White House
ChristianToday
Seth Wright (Kal Penn) will face one of the toughest ordeals of his career in the upcoming episode of television series "Designated Survivor." The eighth episode, to air on Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC, will also test the judgment of President Tom ...

Why The Simpsons' Hank Azaria Won't Address 'The Problem with Apu' - Daily Beast 19 Nov 2017, 5:18 am


Daily Beast

Why The Simpsons' Hank Azaria Won't Address 'The Problem with Apu'
Daily Beast
In The Problem with Apu — a new hour-long documentary premiering in truTV this Sunday night at 10 p.m. — Kondabolu is joined by Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla and many more, each of whom ...

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Why Hari Kondabolu Decided to Take on The Simpsons in The Problem With Apu - The Mary Sue 17 Nov 2017, 6:00 pm


The Mary Sue

Why Hari Kondabolu Decided to Take on The Simpsons in The Problem With Apu
The Mary Sue
In one scene of Hari Kondabolu's truTV documentary The Problem With Apu, actor and former White House worker Kal Penn pauses before answering whether or not he's regretted an acting role, and says he's realizing that he's not in a PR event.

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'The Problem With Apu' Wonders How to Rehabilitate the Embarrassing 'Simpsons' Character - The Ringer (blog) 16 Nov 2017, 7:01 pm


The Ringer (blog)

'The Problem With Apu' Wonders How to Rehabilitate the Embarrassing 'Simpsons' Character
The Ringer (blog)
Kondabolu speaks with several actors, such as Kal Penn and Sakina Jaffrey, as well as fellow comedians, such as Aasif Mandvi, Russell Peters, and Hasan Minhaj, about their experience with these stereotypes throughout their lives and careers. They all ...

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Apu, A Racist Caricature Of South Asians, Faces Reckoning In New Documentary - Huffington Post India (blog) 16 Nov 2017, 4:22 am


Huffington Post India (blog)

Apu, A Racist Caricature Of South Asians, Faces Reckoning In New Documentary
Huffington Post India (blog)
In the film, Kondabolu interviews many of today's biggest South Asian–American celebrities, including Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Aparna Nancherla. He asks them about their own relationships with Apu, and ...

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Hari Kondabolu on 'The Problem with Apu' and why he's still a 'Simpsons' fan - 89.3 KPCC 16 Nov 2017, 12:13 am


89.3 KPCC

Hari Kondabolu on 'The Problem with Apu' and why he's still a 'Simpsons' fan
89.3 KPCC
Comedian Hari Kondabolu (L) and actor Kal Penn (R) in Kondabolu's new truTV documentary "The Problem with Apu." David Scott Holloway. Comedian Hari Kondabolu (L) and actor Kal Penn (R) in Kondabolu's new Hasan Minhaj, Kari Kondabolu and ...

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American actor and politician

April 23, 1977, (40 years old)

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