Comedy Central's "The Awkward Comedy Show" to feature Hannibal Buress and other "black, awkward nerd comedians"
COMEDY CENTRAL is bringing a unique category of black comedy to the stage: the awkward nerd variety! The World Television Premiere of "The Awkward Comedy Show" debuts Friday, April 9 at Midnight. Black comedy takes a different turn as five distinctive comedians take to the stage to challenge stereotypes about smoking weed, confront rumors about black albinos and take a stand for every black person ever caught listening to Simon and Garfunkel too loud. Join Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Baron... [Read More]
Comedian Hannibal Buress on His New Day Job Writing for SNL | Vulture
Back in March, Hannibal Buress was one of ten comedians New York told you to watch. Since then, he's proven us prophetic, becoming one of the scene's best with his minimalist delivery and a series of finely-constructed staple jokes. (We won't butcher them for you, but check out his racism-and-apple-juice joke here and his surplus-of-pickle-juice joke here.) He starts a weekly Sunday residency at Knitting Factory's new Brooklyn location November 15, which may be the only place you can catch him f... [Read More]
SNL Hires New Writing Talent for 2009-2010 Season | AST
As SNL gets ready for its 35th season premiere (with host Megan Fox), several new writers have been hired by the show in recent weeks. Michael Patrick O'Brien, a member of the Second City mainstage cast in Chicago, has been added to the show's writing staff (Interestingly, it appears he auditioned for the show with a typical 5 minute cast member-style audition - the standard set of characters and impersonations sketch comedians usually prepare for the show. However, he was hired only as a writer... [Read More]
Comedian on Comedian - Hannibal Buress | poprockcandymountain
This is by far one of my favorite interviews that Coree conducted at the Bridgetown Fest, mainly because I forgot to tell her that Hannibal is a fairly shy and reserved person when he is first getting to know you. My oversight led to one of my favorite lines of all time: "Is this what the whole interview is gonna be like?" Hannibal Buress is one of the funniest comedians I've ever seen. I don't mean one of the funniest "new up and coming comedians", I mean one of the funniest I've ever seen. We ... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress, worth your budget | the comics' comic
Many comedians work the college circuit in addition to the comedy clubs across America. It's so difficult to describe how weird the advance press and promotions for clubs (TV, radio and print) can be sometimes, but for colleges, the school newspaper sends out their crackerjack staff of cub reporters. And as Hannibal Buress proved onstage last night, the results can be highly amusing and amazing all at once. [Read More]