Hannibal Buress is maybe a comedy genius.
Right out the gate, his first “real job” besides standup was writing for Saturday Night Live. Yeah, that happens for some people. When they’re really, really funny.
Mike Birbiglia called him “One of the best joke writers I’ve ever seen.” So that’s probably something.
The now 29-year old started doing standup in New York and got noticed for his educated take on the “observational stoner” comedy genre.
Like a lot of comedians, he claims to spend too much time on the Internet looking for new material, which is thankfully constantly evolving.
Thanks to his SNL credit, Buress began touring across the country as a feature and ended up on the late night talk show circuit, which is where the spotlight really increased for him. He later joined the writing team at 30 Rock and has had some hysterical cameos on that show as well.
He has two comedy albums out, one called My Name is Hannibal and one called Animal Furnace, which dropped in May of this year. The latter spawned the epic Comedy Central taping called Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace.
Burress is now appearing on the Adult Swim show The Eric Andre Show and still touring around the country.
For example, he’ll be in New Jersey Thursday, the night before he’s on the Moontower Yellow Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest. (That is, if New Jersey still exists at that point in time…)
This is his third time in Austin this year, and we couldn’t be happier to see him back here again. He’s seriously at the top of his game right now, making a huge impact on the comedy scene right now.
You can see Hannibal Buress on the Moontower Yellow Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday, November 2nd at 4:45 p.m.
Then maybe he’ll show up over at Cap City for that night’s Punch…? We can always hope.