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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Olympia Film Society presents
Featuring El Sanchez 

Hosted by Katie-Ellen Humphries
$25 GA & $20 OFS members
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in Brooklyn. The NY Times called him “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” and described his 2018 Netflix special Warn Your Relatives as “an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.” The special was named on many “Best of” lists, including for Time, Paste Magazine, Cosmopolitan, E! Online, and Mashable. He was also named one of 2018’s “Comics To Watch” by Variety.

In 2017, his truTV documentary The Problem with Apu was released to critical acclaim and spurred a global conversation about race and representation. The Nation called it “a devastating critique of the ultimate comedic sacred cow: The Simpsons.” It is now used in high school, college and grad school curriculums around the US. Hari has also released two comedy albums, Waiting for 2042 & Mainstream American Comic with legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. Additionally, he has performed on such shows as Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman among many others. He is also a former writer & correspondent on the much loved, Chris Rock produced FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

A regular on the public radio, Hari is a panelist on the NPR game show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. As a podcaster, he co-hosted the popular Politically Reactive with dear friend W. Kamau Bell. Additionally, he also co-hosts what he politely describes as a “pop up podcast,” The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from HBO’s Chillin’ Island and defunct rap group Das Racist.) Hari attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle who worked under the leadership of now-Congresswoman Pramila
Jayapal, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008. He was the “Artist In Residence” at NYU’s APA Institute for the 2014-2015 Academic Year and at Shangri La Museum in Honolulu in 2018.


El Sánchez (they/them) is a queer/trans/non-binary Chicanx comedian, writer and social anxiety sufferer that has been performing all over the country since 2010. With a cynical, yet upbeat, storytelling style, El has been called “a grumpy nugget of delight,” by writer/activist Lindy West (Shrill on Hulu), “a brilliant voice everyone should know,” by comedian Hari Kondabolu (Snack vs Chef on Netflix) and simply referred to as “the truth,” by Emmy Award-winning comedian and host of CNN’s United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell. El has opened for comedians Hari Kondabolu, Marc Maron (WTF, GLOW), Michael Che (SNL) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It! on Netflix) as well as musicians DRAM and Kimya Dawson. They have appeared on NBC, NPR, the Nerdist Network and in the digital pages of Allure and Teen Vogue. When not performing, El spends their time at home in Olympia, WA making excuses to keep visiting their local Target as well as working their regular 9-5 as one of the Executive Co-Directors of non-profit organization Pizza Klatch which provides in-school, lunchtime support groups for LGBTQ+ youth all over Thurston County.


Katie-Ellen Humphries is a standup comedian, writer and sketch performer who currently splits her time between Vancouver, B.C. and New York, NY and whose comedy album Ladyfinger debuted at the top of the iTunes/Apple Music charts in Fall 2020.

With a sensibility that falls somewhere between the library and the locker-room this performer has become a favorite of audiences across Canada and the U.S., including regular appearances on CBC Radio’s The Debaters where she has also worked as a writer and Associate Producer.

Katie-Ellen is also a 3-time Canadian National Open Water 5k Swimming Champion. That’s unrelated to comedy, but it explains the shoulders.


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Updated: November 7, 2022

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