Hannibal Buress

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Hannibal Buress
Buress at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn
Born (1983-02-04) February 4, 1983 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois[1]
Medium Stand-up, radio, television, webcast
Nationality United States
Notable works and roles 30 Rock, The Eric André Show, Broad City
Website HannibalBuress.com

Hannibal Buress (born February 4, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois)[2] is an American stand-up comedian,[3] actor and television writer currently living in New York City.[4]


Hannibal Buress has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and alongside comics Baron Vaughn, Eric André, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado, and on the FX sitcom Louie. He currently co-stars with Eric André on The Eric André Show on Adult Swim.[5] In July 2010, Buress made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[6]

His first stand-up comedy album "My Name is Hannibal" was released on July 27, 2010. He released his second album, "Animal Furnace," in 2012, which also aired as a special on Comedy Central. The album and special received positive reviews.[7]

Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009-2010.[8] He left having had only one of his sketches aired.[9] In September 2010, he began writing for the fifth season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.[10] He quit after six months.[9]

His stand-up comedy has been featured on Comedy Central programs such as Live at Gotham and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. He has also performed on several late night talkshows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Conan. Additionally, he performed a set at the 2012 Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.[11] An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014. [9]

He hosts a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday evenings.[12]






  • 2010: My Name is Hannibal
  • 2012: Animal Furnace
  • 2014: Live From Chicago


  1. ^ Fishman, Elly. "Is Hannibal Buress the Funniest Man Alive?". Chicago Magazine. Chicago Tribune Media Group. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Raghav Mehta (February 4, 2013). "Interview: Hannibal Buress". vita.mn. 
  3. ^ NPR Staff (September 12, 2013). "Hannibal Buress And The Comedy Of The Unexpected". NPR. 
  4. ^ "Hannibal Buress". Hannibalhannibal.tumblr.com. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ Evans, Bradford (9 October 2013). "Talking to Hannibal Buress About 'The Eric Andre Show', His Comedy Central Pilot, and 'Broad City'". Splitsider. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Heisler, Steve (13 July 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Hannibal Buress". Variety. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  7. ^ L. Ray, Austin. "Hannibal Buress Animal Furnace DVD Review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Zinoman, Jason (November 3, 2011). "Off-Kilter, Laid-Back Stand-Up". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ a b c Fishman, Elly (2014). "Is Hannibal Buress the Funniest Man Alive?". Chicago magazine. 
  10. ^ Ulaby, Neda (June 27, 2011). "How A Serious Accusation Became A Commonplace Quip". NPR. 
  11. ^ Chai, Barbara (5 March 2012). "Scenes from the Secret Policeman's Ball". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Comedy at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn with Hannibal Buress Stand Up". Comedyattheknittingfactory.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  13. ^ "Live From Chicago | CC:Stand-Up | Direct". Ccdirect.comedycentral.com. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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