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Aparna Nancherla to Audience Members Who Record Shows: "Don't Be a Jerk"

Comedian and current host of weekly New York standup show Whiplash Aparna Nancherla wrote an interesting blog post today about last night's show, which featured a surprise performance by Chris Rock that quickly turned sour after several audience members started recording his set on their cell phones. Similarly, Hannibal Buress has been making headlines this week over a six-month-old bit he performed in Philadelphia last week calling Bill Cosby a rapist, which would've never made the news had it not been for an audience member recording the joke then uploading it to the internet. Unlike Buress, however, Rock's appearance at Whiplash last night [...]

Hannibal Buress and Seth Meyers Talk About Custom Jumpsuits and His 'SNL' Sketch "Fedora Basketball"

Standup and former SNL writer Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Late Night, where he explained to Meyers why he bought a custom-made jumpsuit with his face printed on it, the time he video bombed Jason Segel, and an SNL sketch he wrote called "Fedora Basketball" that might make a great candidate for Late Night's "Second Chance Theatre" segment.

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.

'The Eric Andre Show's Third Season Premieres on Adult Swim November 6th

The Eric Andre Show just got a season 3 premiere date. According to a Twitter update by Andre, the Adult Swim series is slated to premiere on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15am, and Hannibal Buress revealed earlier today that Chris Rock is among the celebrity guests slated to appear. If you still have some catching up to do, the complete first and second seasons are still available to view on Adult Swim's website. For more on the series, check out our interview with Andre from last year.

Hannibal Buress Announces Fall Standup Tour 'Comedy Camisado'

Standup and Broad City star Hannibal Buress is going on tour. Called Comedy Camisado, the tour will make stops in Philadelphia, D.C, St. Louis, New York, Atlanta, and more this October and November. Click through for the full list of tour dates, then head over to Buress's website this Friday to purchase tickets.

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 [...]

Hannibal Buress Talks About His New Book Deal on 'Conan'

Standup Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Conan, where he told O'Brien about his recent book deal — even though he still has no idea what the book's going to be about. Watch another part from the interview below:

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.