Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress


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About Hannibal Buress


From within the bustling heart of the Windy City, a comedian named Hannibal Buress embarked
upon his journey. The year was 2002, the location, the Big Muddy Room at Southern Illinois
University. Guided by the wisdom of his friend Chidi and sharpened in the fires of Tony Trimm's
"Sunday School sessions," young Buress was prepared to take the comedy world by storm.
In 2006, he emerged from the shadows, performing at Montreal's 'Just for Laughs' New Faces,
an event that led to his first international appearance on "Late Night with Jörgen Raymann" in
Holland. From that moment, he continued to grow, creating a series of successful stand-up
specials including "Animal Furnace," "Live From Chicago," "Hannibal Takes Edinburgh,"
"Comedy Camisado," and "Miami Nights".
Fate intervened in 2009, when a last-minute booking on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" led to a
meeting with Seth Meyers. This encounter gave him the opportunity to write for the legendary
show "Saturday Night Live." It was there, my young turtles, where Buress had one sketch air – a
moment he credits to the creativity of his cousin Percy. He cherishes the memory of watching
Rihanna uttering his lines in the "Shy Ronnie" sketch. After a season there, he moved to "30
Rock," filling the space left vacant by the departure of Donald Glover.
In the realm of film, Buress has proven his versatility, showcasing his talents in "Neighbors,"
"Neighbors 2," "Baywatch," "Daddy's Home," "Spiderman: Homecoming," "Spiderman: Far From
Home," and "Tag." He also provided a memorable performance as Lincoln the dentist on "Broad
City" and lent his voice to animations like "The Secret Life of Pets" and "The Angry Birds Movie."
From 2009 to 2017, Buress held court at the "Comedy at the Knitting Factory," his charm and wit
making an indelible mark on late-night television, featuring on shows such as "David Letterman,"
"Conan," "Stephen Colbert," and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."
In 2022, he underwent a transformation, shedding his skin to become Eshu Tune in the world of
music. His rhythmic anthems like "Veneers remix" with Danny Brown and Paul Wall, the lively
bowling song "1-3 Pocket," and the meticulously crafted "I Lift Weights" echo through the
streets. This endeavor was made possible through collaborations with creative minds like Kiefer,
Tru, Eshu Tune, Wahsabi Papi, Kenny Segal, Eryn Allen Kane, and Haile Supreme. Through
these transformations, Hannibal Buress remains a true warrior in the world of entertainment.