First rule of comedy: if you have a funny Indian accent and don't use it, you're not doing your job. And if you don't think you have an Indian accent, don't expect anyone else to try to help you with your career. Such is the theme of this inspired promo for up-and-coming comedian Hari Kondabolu's new "Comedy Central Presents" special.
In the video, John Oliver pokes fun at Kondabolu by suggesting he embrace a non-existent accent, telling him he has confused himself with fellow comedian Kumail Nanjiani, and then simply dismissing him altogether. The final insult comes when Oliver's colleague, Wyatt Cenac, refers to Kondabolu as "Mindy Kaling."
That all may seem harsh, but as Oliver points out, it's just "a bit of racially-charged fun."WATCH:
Incidentally, it's been a good time to catch both Oliver and Cenac popping up in random things on the web, as evidenced by this music video for The New Pornographers.