Buress at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn
Born February 4, 1983 (age 32)
Medium Stand-up, radio, television, webcast
Notable works and roles 30 Rock, The Eric André Show, Broad City
Hannibal Buress (born February 4, 1983) is an American comedian, actor, and television writer. He lives in New York City.
1 Life and career
1.1 Bill Cosby routine
5 Awards and nominations
7 External links
Life and career
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. He briefly attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he became friends with Open Mike Eagle, his resident adviser at the time.
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. In July 2010, Buress made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.
His first stand-up comedy album "My Name is Hannibal" was released on July 27, 2010.
Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009–2010. He left having had only one of his sketches aired. In September 2010, he began writing for the fifth season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He quit after six months.
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.
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.
An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014.
He hosts a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday evenings.
Bill Cosby routine
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. The story about the recorded comedy routine was quickly picked up by various publications and immediately catalyzed numerous news reports detailing decades worth of sexual abuse allegations against Cosby