Hari Kondabolu responds to U.S. Senator’s charges about State Department comedy trip

If you didn’t watch all of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s testimony before the U.S. Senate committee that asked hours upon hours of questions about Benghazi recently, then you may have glossed over a moment in which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) interrogated Clinton about a State Department trip that spent $100,000 sending comedians to India.

Benghazi is located on the coast of Libya in North Africa. A continent away from India.

But Paul’s questioning of “Make Chai Not War,” the January 2012 stand-up tour of India sponsored by the U.S. State Department, hit home with Hari Kondabolu, because Kondabolu was one of the comedians on that trip. Did the federal government spend $100,000 to send three comedians to India? Was it worth it? What does it have to do with a terrorist attack in Libya?

Kondabolu, a writer on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, responded with a monologue on Thursday night’s show.

Roll it!

Earlier: Here Kondabolu and Rajiv Satyal appeared on Times Now to talk about their tour while in Mumbai.

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