Hannibal Amir Buress (, born February 4, 1983) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He started performing comedy in 2002 while attending Southern Illinois University. He co-starred on Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show from 2012 to 2020 and was featured on Comedy Central's Broad City from 2014 to 2019.
Buress is an atheist. After living in New York City, he moved back to his hometown of Chicago in 2017 and settled in its Wicker Park neighborhood.In December 2017, Buress was arrested in Miami for disorderly intoxication. Bystander footage of the arrest showed Buress mocking the police officers and demanding to know why he was being arrested. The arrest report revealed that Buress was detained because he approached the police officers and would not stop asking them to call an Uber for him. Buress later stated, "I asked the [officer] to call me an Uber, and he said, 'No.' He told me to leave the street. I go into this bar to get a phone charger for an Uber. He follows me into the bar, and told me I'm too drunk to go inside. [...] 'If I can't be on the street, where do you want me to be?' I ask him. I was in a state of trying to get home. [...] I don't really believe I was at fault." The case was later dismissed. The Miami New Times reported that the arresting officer has an alleged history of violence and was previously disciplined by internal affairs for an alcohol-fueled assault. The report was included by Buress in a televised stand-up routine he did at the Olympia Theater in Miami, in August 2019.Buress stated in a September 2018 interview that he has "quit drinking" because he was having a bunch of "different situations happen that were alcohol fuelled," like "arguments" and the ways he'd handle things that "were not smooth, just messy shit."
Hannibal Amir Buress was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 4, 1983, the son of teacher Margaret and John Buress, a Union Pacific Railroad employee. He was raised in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. He was named after Carthaginian General Hannibal Barca, and has told stories in his stand-up act about his name causing women to turn him down because of its association with fictional cannibal Hannibal Lecter. After attending Steinmetz College Prep, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale for four years but didn't graduate. While there he became friends with hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle, his RA at the time.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home
Peter Parker is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, for...
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Hannibal Buress: Miami Nights
Mildly successful comedian, Hannibal Buress, performs his second stand-up special in Chicago based on his wild night with the police.
Let's Roll with Tony Greenhand
Tony Greenhand met with celebrity weed enthusiasts to make wild smokable creations.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The game show is back for a celebrity-filled prime-time event.
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The New Negroes
The show hosted by Baron and Open Mike Eagle will prove that the black experience is more than just one thing.
KRFT PUNK'S Political Party!
The Eric Andre Show's own Kraft Punk goes to Washington DC to find the answers to all of America's burning questions by interviewing some of DC's most 'popular' politicians.
Tech guru Marques Brownlee will show you how technology came to life and shaped history. The impact each piece of vintage tech has had on our culture and why these pieces remain so revolutionary is ex...
The Secret Life of Pets 2
When Max's owner gets married and has a baby, he will have some major life changes. Max has run-ins with dogs and animals when the family goes to the countryside. Max gets a break when he meets Rooste...
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A look at the untold stories behind some of the most important moments in pop culture according to producers with each episode directed by a noted director.
When three parents discover that their daughters are going to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens.
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a game of tag they have been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their ...
In a spooky small town, when a bunch of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.
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2 Chainz discovered that the 1% enjoys blowing their load.
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, this story is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into th...
Problematic with Moshe Kasher
The internet's most controversial topics are brought into the studio for face-to-face discussions that are sure to make everyone uncomfortable. hiding behind a usernames isn't an option because it's a...
Devoted lifeguardMitch Buchannon gets into a fight with a new recruit. They uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
The Disaster Artist
An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted, creating the worst movie ever made.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fi...
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Hannibal Buress: Hannibal Takes Edinburgh
In Edinburgh, Buress performs dozens of wry stand-up sets and tests new material on the locals.
Samuel Goldwyn Films, Titmouse, and Fathom Events are excited to bring the theatrical premiere of the animated film Nerdland, to cinemas nationwide for a special one night event! Aspiring actor John (...
Justice League Action
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will lead the DC Super Heroes against their enemies.
Band of Robbers
The characters of "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" are re-Imagined as grown men in the present day.
This eclectic, star-studded anthology follows diverse Chicagoans fumbling through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. First dates, friends with benefits, couples with kids. Whatever ...
The Nice Guys
The apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles is being investigated by a private eye.
The Angry Birds Movie
An island filled with happy, flightless birds. Red, Chuck, and the Bomb have always been outsiders in this paradise. When the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it is up to these unlikely ...
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
The home of Mac and Kelly Radner has a young child next door. The Radner's enlisted the help of their former nemeses to fight the sisters.
The Secret Life of Pets
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once pl...
Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado
He's a gambler. A person has one arm. If his fly is not up, so be it. A night of music.
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In his first outing as a goat farmer in Louisiana, Buress was bored, grossed out, and exhausted, and his time on the line at a New Orleans diner was marked by broken eggs and dreams.
The show with hot questions and even hotter wings invites a famous guest over to eat and then interviews them while they're struggling through the heat.
$aving Dat Money
The video of "$ave Dat Money" became popular on Facebook and Twitter almost immediately after it was released, in which Lil' Dicky tried to get key lements from expensive videos, which were all free. ...
Flock of Dudes
A 30 year old breaks up with his best buds in order to grow up.
Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber
Kevin Hart makes fun of the singer.
The story of a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications arise when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, f...
Why? With Hannibal Buress
The comic will answer the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special guests.
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Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago
The stand-up special "Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago" was filmed in his hometown of Chicago. We like Buress' dry wit and cool delivery.
"Chozen," a gay white rapper fresh out of prison, is the title character of an animated comedy. Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world's top rap artist. He...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon took over as the permanent replacement for Jay Leno. The program was brought back to New York after 42 years in Los Angeles.
A couple with a newborn baby face difficulties after they are forced to live next to a house.
The Begun of Tigtone
Tigtone, a hero obsessed with epic adventures, is on a quest to deliver seeds to a blacksmith. He encounters a lot of different characters on his way. A parody of the fantasy genre.
You Must Be Joking
A childhood friend encourages a New Yorker working as a paralegal to take up comedy as she searches for a new lease on life.
Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.
The most popular sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everythin...
Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store
Jerrod Carmichael takes to the stage of The Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA where he comically subverts subjects of poverty, wealth, crime and race and presents his unique take on national tragedies, fe...
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The Eric Andre Show
A comedy talk show featuring unstable hosts, a variety of celebrities, and unusual studio action was created from an alternate reality.
Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace
He is a native of Chicago and lives in New York with no pets. The animal furnace was recorded in December of 2011. He has performed in bars in NYC and Chicago. Personal stories, current events, the st...
Hannibal Buress: A Week To Kill
A behind-the-scenes documentary of how Hannibal spent the week leading up to the filming of the special Animal Furnace.
The Eric Andre New Year's Eve Spooktacular
Eric does his talk show in front of a studio audience on New Year's Eve.
Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person
"Daily Show" correspondent and comedian Wyatt Cenac performs at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts in New York City. Topics include his childhood, neighbors, television, internet videos and polit...
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The Awkward Comedy Show
This outrageous standup performance documentary, premiering on Comedy Central, spotlights a category of black comedian rarely witnessed: the nerd variety.
The talk show was hosted by O'Brien.
Finn and Jake are looking for adventure in the Land of Ooo. It isn't always easy. Sometimes you have to save a smelly hot dog princess from the Ice King and thaw out a bunch of frozen businessmen. Wha...
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30 Rock was created by Tina Fey and ran on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013). The series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series that airs on NBC. The addre...
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8 out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game. The first broadcast was on June 3, 2005. The show is based on statistics and opinion polls, and draws on polls produced by a variety of orga...
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...