“my name is hannibal”: comedy served cut and dry
By Eye Candy
July 30, 2010
(photo taken backstage at Afro-punk 2010 Festival)
As with many folks in the Afro-punk community who feel shunned for their unique nature by mainstream media, Hannibal was also one of five comedians on the film, The Awkward Comedy Show (a spin off from The Kings of Comedy). The comedy film, directed by comedian Victor Varnado, was specifically made to highlight comedians who don’t fit the “Def Jam” mold. The DVD cover even advertises “COMEDY, PLUS BLACKNESS, TO THE NERD POWER.”
Hannibal got his break on SNL last year when he got a spot on Late Night with Jimi Falon. The producers saw his stand up and welcomed him to become a writer for the show. Originally from Chicago, he now lives in New York, where you can find him hosting a free comedy show at The Knitting Factory every Sunday night.
This weekend you can find him at The Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, G.A. Go…see…his show… and I said it… just as cut and dry as Hannibal would.
To check out Hannibal’s newly released album, find it on Amazon.com.
Hannibal’s August touring schedule:
|Hannibal Buress – Wasting Time|
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