Hannibal Buress

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Actor • Writer • Comedian

Birth Name: Hannibal Amir Buress

Birth Date: February 4, 1983

Age: 41 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

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 2010-15) 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 Variety 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. Rolling Stone 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).

Credits

Out of the Loop

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2023

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemStream

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Genghis Frog
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2023
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Bring Back Laughs

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2022

Bring Back Laughs

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2022

NFT All-Stars

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2022

Love & Respect With Killer Mike

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2021

ZiweStream

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2021
73%

Questlove's Potluck

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2020

Let's Roll With Tony Greenhand

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2020

Who Wants to Be a MillionaireStream

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2020

The Montreal Comedy Festival Offensive

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2019

The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle

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2019

2018 Montreal Comedy Festival

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2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2Stream

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Buddy
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2019
60%

Inside Jokes

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2018

Cultureshock: Chris Rock's Bring the Pain

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2018

The Break With Michelle WolfStream

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2018
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SliceStream

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Hannibal
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2018
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TagStream

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Kevin Sable
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2018
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Most ExpensivestStream

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2017

Complex X Fuse

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2017

Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's WildStream

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2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Extras

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2017

Problematic With Moshe Kasher

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2017

Spider-Man: HomecomingStream

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Coach Wilson
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2017
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BaywatchStream

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Dave the Tech
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2017
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Kuso

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2017

The Disaster ArtistStream

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Bill Meur
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2017
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Desus & MeroStream

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2016

EasyStream

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Jason
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2016
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High MaintenanceStream

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2016
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Live at 9:30

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2016

Tinder Takeover

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2016

Hannibal Takes Edinburgh

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2016

Hannibal Takes Edinburgh

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2016

Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F... Deal?!

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2016

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

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2016

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

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2016

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

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2016

The Secret Life of PetsStream

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Buddy
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2016
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Neighbors 2: Sorority RisingStream

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Officer Watkins
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2016
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The Angry Birds Movie

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Edward the Birthday Dad
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2016

Flock of Dudes

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2016

NerdlandStream

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2016
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Comedy Central Roast of Justin BieberStream

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2015

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Why? With Hannibal Buress

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2015

Why? With Hannibal Buress

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2015

The Jim Gaffigan ShowStream

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2015
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The Chris Gethard ShowStream

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2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

Hot OnesStream

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2015

Animation Domination

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2015

Daddy's HomeStream

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Griff
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2015
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Band of Robbers

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Ben Rogers
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2015

Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the StoreStream

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2014

Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Broad CityStream

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Lincoln Rice
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2014
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Broad CityStream

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Lincoln RIce
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2014
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ChozenStream

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Crisco
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2014
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NeighborsStream

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Officer Watkins
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2014
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You Must Be Joking

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Kenny
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2014

High Maintenance Web Series

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Hannibal
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2012

Just for Laughs: All Access

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2012

Just for Laughs: All Access

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2012

The Mindy ProjectStream

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2012
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Totally Biased With W. Kamau BellStream

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2012

Hannibal Buress: Animal FurnaceStream

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Stand-up
2012

Hannibal Buress: Animal FurnaceStream

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2012

The Eric Andre ShowStream

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2012

The Eric Andre ShowStream

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2012

Sleepwalk With MeStream

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Hannibal
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2012
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Big Morning Buzz Live

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

LouieStream

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Hannibal
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2010
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The Awkward Comedy Show

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2010

Adventure TimeStream

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Flame Prince
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2010
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John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show

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2010

Lopez Tonight

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2009

The Project

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

First Take

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2007

30 RockStream

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Bum
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2006
78%

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Comedy Central RoastStream

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

The SimpsonsStream

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Finch
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1989
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Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

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