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Watch Hannibal Buress and David Letterman Have a Chat

From Letterman last night, here's comedian Hannibal Buress making his first non-standup appearance on the show, having a delightful conversation with David Letterman about the Funny Or Die tour, kickboxing classes, and Hannibal's fake Starbucks name.

Watch Hannibal Buress Make Fun of a Bunch of '90s R&B Videos

Here's a new video comedian Hannibal Buress made for Complex TV in which he ranks his "five most unintentionally funny R&B songs" and then proceeds to make fun of said songs and to finally put those '90s R&B artists in their place.

Hannibal Buress Explains His Comedy Central Show Snafu on 'Conan'

After telling Conan about the time he drunkenly met Scarlett Johansson, Hannibal Buress went on to give the perfect explanation why he tweeted out to his followers earlier this month that Comedy Central had picked up his show Unemployable, even though they have yet to do so: "I didn't make it up, I just kinda put my dreams out into the world." Hopefully after the show actually gets picked up, Buress's technique of tweeting something into existence will be an inspiration to many comedians out there hoping to get a show of their own.

Comedy Central to Debut Dave Attell's New Standup Show and Specials from Tracy Morgan, David Spade, and More Next Month

Comedy Central announced today that April will be "Standup Month" for the network, with a bunch of original one-hour specials debuting starting March 29th. Here's the list of premiere dates, including previously-announced dates for specials from Hannibal Buress and Jim Gaffigan:

  • Hannibal Buress: Live in Chicago – Saturday, March 29th at midnight
  • Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time – Sunday, April 6th at 10pm (making its Comedy Central debut. Special debuted on cable network EPIX and streaming in January.
  • Dave Attell: Road Work – Saturday, April 12th at midnight
  • Comedy Underground with Dave Attell – a new 8-episode standup series hosted by Attell and featuring [...]

Hannibal Buress's New Hour Special Premieres on Comedy Central March 29th

Hannibal Buress's new standup special is on its way real soon. Splitsider has learned that it's called Hannibal Buress: Live from Chicago; the hour-long special will debut on Comedy Central on Saturday, March 29th. Live from Chicago was recorded at The Vic Theatre in Buress's native city on Saturday. This is the second special for Buress, a former SNL and 30 Rock writer who stars on both The Eric Andre Show and Broad City, following his 2012 special Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace. Buress signed a deal to do the new Comedy Central hour special and to star in and executive produce a pilot for the network for his [...]

Watch a Music Video Hannibal Buress Made with Open Mike Eagle

Here's a music video for the song "Doug Stamper" from comedian Open Mike Eagle that heavily features comedian Hannibal Buress. Buress bookends the video, opening it up co-hosting "The Advice Show" with Eagle in a comedy segment that kicks things off and closing it out by rapping a verse of the song. For those who have heard Buress perform "Gibberish Rap," his hip hop prowess comes as no surprise.

Mitch Hedberg Helped Out Hannibal Buress Early in His Career

Hannibal Buress did a Reddit AMA to promote his new standup special, and he ended up telling a pretty cool story about the late Mitch Hedberg being nice to him early on in his career:

"I started doing comedy in 2002 and I had a VHS tape of one of my first few sets. I took it to my RA, Open Mike Eagle. He watched it and said you sound like this dude, he played some [Mitch] Hedberg for me. I thought it was amazing.

Mitch played Zanies in Chicago in 2005. I was brand new and I went up to his green room and asked for [...]

Hannibal Buress Talks About Impersonating Donald Glover in This Preview of His New Comedy Central Special

Here are two preview clips from Hannibal Buress's new Comedy Central standup special, Live from Chicago, which debuts on Comedy Central Saturday, March 29th, at midnight, and will be available on the 24th via CC: Stand-Up Direct. In the first clip (above), he talks about saying he's Donald Glover in order to get into an Eddie Griffin show in Las Vegas for free, and in the second clip (below), he tells a story about an ecstasy trip.

Hannibal Buress Talks All Things New Orleans on 'The Tonight Show'

During his standup set on last night's Tonight Show, Hannibal Buress explored the weird and wonderful world of New Orleans, where you can order drinks to go and police officers take time out of their day to assist you with your five-man bachelor party parade. Hannibal Time sounds pretty addictive.

Hannibal Buress's Appearance on 'Windy City Live' Is the Only Justin Bieber Coverage You Need

Hannibal Buress is filming his Comedy Central standup special in Chicago this weekend, so yesterday he appeared on local morning talk show Windy City Live. What began as a promotional guest appearance quickly devolved into Buress becoming Windy City Live's very reluctant resident Justin Bieber expert after news broke of the pop star's arrest, but he managed to get the anchors somewhat back on track despite their awkward and annoying questions. Protip: If a talk show guest tells you he started comedy in college and you later ask him if he graduated high school, you're not doing your job right.

Hannibal Buress Has Phone Sex with a British Lady on 'Chris Gethard Show's Phone Sex Episode

Comedian Chris Gethard's self-titled public access/web show The Chris Gethard Show had an all-phone sex episode this week, with viewers calling in to have phone sex with Gethard and his panel in a violation of the show's public access station MNN's rules. Jump to the 32-minute mark to see guest Hannibal Buress have some unsatisfying phone sex with a weird British lady.

Talking with Hannibal Buress About 'Broad City,' Preparing for Onscreen Roles, and His New Standup Special

Hannibal Buress has come a long way from being a writer for SNL and 30 Rock and sometimes a crazy homeless man, enjoying a steady rise to success as both a popular standup and hilarious supporting television player on The Eric Andre Show and more recently Comedy Central's Broad City. His newest Comedy Central project, an hourlong standup special Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago, airs on the network tomorrow night at midnight, so ahead of its premiere I talked to Buress about how his standup has evolved, his experience acting on Broad City and Seth Rogen's Neighbors, his Comedy Central pilot, the power of "Hannibal's Hands," and how [...]

Hannibal Buress Says Comedy Central Ordered 10 Episodes of His Show 'Unemployable' (UPDATE)

Standup Hannibal Buress announced today via Twitter that Comedy Central has picked up his new show, Unemployable, for 10 episodes. Unemployable is a reality comedy series that follows Buress trying out a different job each week, with standup from him mixed in. Comedy Central ordered a pilot of the show back in May. There's no word yet on when the series will premiere.

Buress described his show to us earlier this week in an interview that's going up in a couple weeks. Here's what he had to say:

My pilot is just me doing different jobs, a comedian version of Dirty Jobs. So it's just me working [...]

Here's a Compilation of Homeless Hannibal Buress Scenes from '30 Rock'

In addition to being a 30 Rock writer, Hannibal Buress had the distinct honor of getting to play the show's trademark homeless guy and was behind some of 30 Rock's most bizarrely hilarious blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments. Though no homeless 30 Rock character will ever be as authentic as Moonvest, the above compilation of Hannibal's scenes has finally been created to give his performances the collective recognition they deserve. It also makes a great case for 30 Rock's devotion to making sure even the smallest details were as funny as possible.