MAY 20 WORLD PREMIERE OF COMEDY CENTRAL ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL
“If Steven Wright, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle had a baby, that would be disgusting, but it would sound like Hannibal Buress. The funniest young comic I’ve seen in years.” – Chris Rock
Chicago-bred New York-based stand up comedian Hannibal Buress will perform “comedic jokes related to personal stories, current events, the streets, and even food” (yes, someone actually wrote and published that line) in ANIMAL FURNACE, the World Premiere of a COMEDY CENTRAL original one-hour stand-up special May 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Hannibal Buress has appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, and numerous other late night TV shows. He has also made prime time appearances on LOUIE and 30 ROCK, and will appear on the upcoming Adult Swim series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW and the Comedy Central original series THE KROLL SHOW. Buress has previously worked on the writing staffs of 30 ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and released his debut album, MY NAME IS HANNIBAL, in 2010 on Stand Up! Records.
Though perpetually touring, Buress considers New York City, where he hosts a weekly Sunday comedy night at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, his place of residence. He lives with zero pets and an XBOX 360, and has a cable package with the Starz network but never watches it.