Hannibal Buress

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Hannibal Buress
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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 American
Notable works and roles 30 Rock, The Eric André Show, Broad City
Website HannibalBuress.com

Hannibal Buress (born February 4, 1983)[2] is an American comedian,[3] actor, and television writer. He lives in New York City.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Hannibal Buress performing in Chicago in 2009

A native of the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, Buress was named after the Carthaginian military commander Hannibal Barca.[5] 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.[6] In July 2010, Buress made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[7]

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.[8]

Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009–2010.[9] He left having had only one of his sketches aired.[10] In September 2010, he began writing for the fifth season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.[11] He quit after six months.[10]

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.[12] An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014.[10]

He hosts a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday evenings.[13]

Bill Cosby routine[edit]

On October 16, 2014, at Philadelphia comedy club The Trocadero, Buress was video recorded doing an extended bit about rape allegations pertaining to Bill Cosby.[14] The story about the recorded comedy routine was quickly picked up by various publications and immediately preceded the presence of numerous news reports detailing decades worth of sexual abuse allegations against Cosby. [15][16][17]

Television[edit]

Hannibal Buress performing at Time Out Chicago's "Chicago's Funniest Person" competition in 2007

Stand-up[edit]

Others[edit]

Radio[edit]

Discography[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Organization Category Result
2007 Stand-up routine Chicago's Funniest Person Time Out Chicago Chicago-based contest Won[19]
2010 Saturday Night Live Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated[20]
2011 30 Rock Writers Guild of America Award Writers Guild of America Outstanding Achievement – Comedy Series Nominated[21]
2012 30 Rock Writers Guild of America Award Writers Guild of America Outstanding Achievement – Comedy Series Nominated[22]
Stand-up routine American Comedy Award Comedy Central Best Club Comic Won[23][24][25]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-15/entertainment/ct-ent-0616-hannibal-buress-20110615_1_hannibal-buress-zanies-executive-vice-president-rental-car
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Heisler, Steve (13 July 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Hannibal Buress". Variety. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ L. Ray, Austin. "Hannibal Buress Animal Furnace DVD Review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Zinoman, Jason (November 3, 2011). "Off-Kilter, Laid-Back Stand-Up". The New York Times. 
  10. ^ a b c Fishman, Elly (2014). "Is Hannibal Buress the Funniest Man Alive?". Chicago magazine. 
  11. ^ Ulaby, Neda (June 27, 2011). "How A Serious Accusation Became A Commonplace Quip". NPR. 
  12. ^ Chai, Barbara (5 March 2012). "Scenes from the Secret Policeman's Ball". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Comedy at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn with Hannibal Buress Stand Up". Comedyattheknittingfactory.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  14. ^ http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/17/hannibal-buress-bill-cosby-rapist
  15. ^ http://gawker.com/actress-details-years-of-alleged-rape-and-manipulation-1651808626
  16. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2806437/Bill-Cosby-threw-bed-pinned-neck-ll-never-forget-sound-clinking-belt-buckle-Actress-lifts-lid-harrowing-years-rape-hands-TV-legend.html
  17. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/bill-cosby-rape_n_6030242.html
  18. ^ "Live From Chicago | CC:Stand-Up | Direct". Ccdirect.comedycentral.com. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  19. ^ McCormick, Moira (May 2, 2008). "Comedian Hannibal Buress is on his way". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (2014). "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series – 2010". 62nd Primetime Emmys Nominees and Winners (Emmys.com). Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  21. ^ Writers Guild of America (December 8, 2010). "2011 Writers Guild Awards Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America Awards 2011 (Wga.org). Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  22. ^ Writers Guild of America (December 7, 2011). "2012 Writers Guild Awards Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America Awards 2012 (Wga.org). Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  23. ^ Matheson, Whitney (May 9, 2012). "Are you a Hannibal Buress fan yet?". USA Today. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  24. ^ Fox, Jesse David (May 17, 2012). "Talking with Hannibal Buress About His Hour Special, 'The Eric Andre Show', and Enjoying the Moment". Splitsider. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Hannibal Buress". Carolines on Broadway. 2014. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 

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