The Humorous Hari Kondabolu

In this week’s episode of What’s Happening, we catch up with Eugene Weekly arts freelancer Will Kennedy about his interview with Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu. Kondabolu talked about a documentary he created called “The Problem with Apu,” current events and politics as well as his upcoming show at the Hult Center. Read Kennedy’s full story on Kondabolu in our Thursday, Nov. 16, print issue of EW or read it online at

Funny Girls

Local women’s comedy festival celebrates 10 years

Look around and you’ll find the seeds of a comedy scene germinating in Eugene. More and more, nationally touring comics are stopping to perform locally, and several venues — such as Luckey’s, The Green Room and Sam Bond’s — are hosting comedy nights. A cornerstone of Eugene comedy is the NW Women’s Comedy Festival, now entering its 10th year.  Festival founder Leigh Anne Jasheway says that in the early years the event was the only women’s comedy festival between Seattle and northern California.  Continue reading