Last week, we put together our list of female comedians everyone should have on their radar, prompted in part by Jerry Seinfeld’s implication that the reason he hasn’t had many women or people of color on his web series is because there just aren’t many funny women or non-white people out there. Between Seinfeld’s remarks and the recent dialogue about diversity on late-night shows and SNL, the time seemed right to round up 25 hilarious people who happen not to be white. Click through for our list, from Aziz Ansari to Reggie… Read More
He’s been called (by us, even) “the black Mitch Hedberg,” but Brooklyn-via-Chicago comic Hannibal Buress is standing on his own with his first comedy album.
Hannibal (yes, that’s his real name) finds the absurd in the everyday on My Name Is Hannibal, from flaming cocktails and metal arms to fire SUVs and pickle juice. It’s his laid-back delivery that garners comparisons to Hedberg — but Buress’ stand-up is consistently edgier and far more constructed. The SNL writer has performed with everyone from Aziz Ansari to The Daily Show‘s John Oliver, and New Yorkers can see him weekly at his comedy revue at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. … Read More