Everything is coming up Hannibal Buress. After some writing stints on both 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, Buress has been keeping busy with a memorable role on Broad City and lending his distinct voice to shows like Bob’s Burgers and Chozen. With a weekly show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, a role alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the upcoming movie Neighbors, and a Comedy Central pilot that may or may not have gotten picked up, 2014 is primed to be Buress’ best year yet. Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago premieres on Comedy Central Saturday at midnight (but can be purchased for only $5 from Comedy Central Direct). I spoke with Hannibal Buress about his new special, his multiple TV roles, and Tumblr GIFs. … Read More
Last week’s bottle episode wasn’t disappointing in the least but its claustrophobic nature made me crave the outdoor adventures that Broad City excels at. Much to my excitement, “Destination: Wedding” goes the opposite route of “Hurricane Wanda” and has the cast rushing around the city. It’s a frenetic episode that refuses to slow down. It’s also a frustrated love letter that showcases the all too familiar complicated relationship with New York City. You can go from loving the city to hating it just by walking down a single crowded block; then you can turn a corner and fall for it all over again. “Destination: Wedding” is a quick favorite and it’s amazing. … Read More
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