Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress started performing stand-up comedy in his native Chicago in 2002. Honing his skills on the circuit before becoming a regular on various chat shows, he made his TV debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig ... Read more »
Born: 02/03/1983 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Band of Robbers 2016 (Movie)

Ben Rogers (Actor)

Broad City 2009 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (Movie)

Edward the Birthday Dad (Voice)

The Daily Show 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Secret Life of Pets 2016 (Movie)

Buddy (Voice)

VH1 Big Music in 2015: You Oughta Know 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

Why? With Hannibal Buress 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Would You Rather? With Graham Norton 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Daddy's Home 2015 (Movie)

Griff (Actor)

Flock of Dudes 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lucas Brothers Moving Co. 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

2014 American Comedy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Chozen 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Neighbors 2014 (Movie)

Officer Watkins (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Are You Joking? 2013 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago 2013 (Movie)

(Himself)

Kroll Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mash Up 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mindy Project 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Very Funny Show 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday 2009 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Hannibal Buress started performing stand-up comedy in his native Chicago in 2002. Honing his skills on the circuit before becoming a regular on various chat shows, he made his TV debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (CBS 2005-) in 2007 followed by "Larry King Live" (CNN 1985-2010) and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC 2009-2014). Moving to New York in 2008, his laconic deadpan humor obviously struck a chord as Buress was named "Best Male Comedian" by the Excellence in Comedy New York awards in 2009. He soon became part of the huge writing team behind the 35th season of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975-) during 2009/2010, which saw Buress being nominated for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series" award at the Primetime Emmys. Buress also appeared in a handful of sketches on the late-night staple and appeared twice in cult comedy series "Louie" (FX 2010-) in 2010. His continued commitment to stand up and the release of his first comedy album "My Name is Hannibal" (Stand Up Records) saw him named by <i>Variety</i> in their "10 Comics to Watch in 2010" feature. He continued to write, including work on the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the critically-acclaimed sitcom "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013) in 2011. Despite his success on television (including multiple roles in the aforementioned "30 Rock") Buress continued to focus on his stand-up, constantly touring and hosting his own night at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. <i>Rolling Stone</i> name-checked Buress on their "The 10 Funniest People, Videos and Things of the Coming Year" countdown (Jan. 6, 2011). He continued appearing on late night talk shows, including one of the fastest rising comics working today" (Nov. 3, 2011),"The Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS 1993-) in 2011, "Conan" (TBS 2010-) in 2012, UK panel show "8 out of 10 Cats" (Channel 4 2005-) in 2012 and many more. His first full-length stand-up show "Hannibal Buress: Animal Furness" aired on Comedy Central in 2012, followed by his co-hosting role on the surreal talk show parody "The Eric Andre Show" (Cartoon Network, 2012-). A supporting role as affable dentist Lincoln Rice on the cult hit "Broad City" (Comedy Central 2014- ) introduced Buress to a wider audience, but his introduction to the mainstream came via a perplexing route. In 2014, a two-year-old joke about Bill Cosby's long-rumored history of sexual assault suddenly went viral on social media, eventually leading to the first high-profile investigations of the charges against the veteran comic. In the meantime, Buress' film career flourished with appearances in the romantic comedy "Sleepwalk With Me" (2012), coming of age indie "The Kings of Summer" (2013) and the Seth Rogen hit "Neighbors" (2014). Burress hosted his own series "Why? with Hannibal Buress" (Comedy Central 2015- ), followed by appearances in the Will Ferrell comedy "Daddy's Home" (2015) and the animated "Angry Birds" (2016).

EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University

Milestones

2012

First televised full length stand-up show "Hannibal Buress: Animal Furness"

2012

Writes and stars in "The Eric Andre Show" (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim)

2011

Writes and stars in "30 Rock" (NBC)

2010

First comedy Album: My Name is Hannibal Buress

2009

Named "Best Male Comedian" by the Excellence in Comedy New York

2009

Joined the writing team on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

2007

Television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (CBS)

2002

Started stand-up

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