Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress Biography

Hannibal Buress (born February 4, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He plays Lincoln Rice in the Comedy Central series Broad City and serves as a sidekick to Eric Andr on The Eric Andre Show.

Early life

Buress is a native of Chicago, Illinois, who was raised in the Austin neighborhood. He was named after the Carthaginian military commander Hannibal Barca. After attending Steinmetz High School, he briefly attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he became friends with Open Mike Eagle, his resident adviser at the time.


Buress has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and alongside comics Baron Vaughn, Eric Andr, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado, and on the FX sitcom Louie. He currently co-stars with Eric Andr on The Eric Andr Show on Adult Swim. In July 2010, Buress made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.

His first stand-up comedy album My Name is Hannibal was released on July 27, 2010.

Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2010. He left having had only one of his sketches aired. In September 2010, he began writing for the fifth season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He quit after six months.

He released his second album, "Animal Furnace," in 2012, which also aired as a special on Comedy Central. The album and special received positive reviews.

His stand-up comedy has been featured on Comedy Central programs such as Live at Gotham and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. He has also performed on several late night talkshows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Russell Howard's Good News, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Conan. Additionally, he performed a set at the 2012 Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014.

He used to host a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday evenings.

Bill Cosby comments

On October 16, 2014, at the Philadelphia club The Trocadero, Buress was video recorded doing an extended bit about existing rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby. Buress addressed Cosby's legacy of "talk[ing] down" to young black men about their mode of dress and lifestyle. Buress criticized the actor's public moralizing by saying, "Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby, so that kind of brings you down a couple notches." The audience appeared to respond to Buress's accusation as an incredulous joke before he encouraged everyone to "Google 'Bill Cosby rape'" when they got home.

Buress had been using the same Cosby routine for the previous six months with little response, but the October performance went viral after being posted on Philadelphia magazine's website. A media firestorm ensued, with numerous publications tackling the question of how Cosby had managed to maintain, as Buress called it in his routine, a "teflon image" despite more than a decade of public sex abuse accusations.

Personal life

He lives in New York City. He said in an interview with Comedy Central that he is a Democrat.



  • 2012 - Sleepwalk with Me
  • 2013 - The Kings of Summer
  • 2014 - Neighbors
  • 2014 - You Must Be Joking
  • 2015 - Daddy's Home
  • 2015 - Flock of Dudes
  • 2015 - Band of Robbers
  • 2016 - The Angry Birds Movie (voice)
  • 2016 - The Secret Life of Pets (voice)
  • 2016 - The Masterpiece
  • 2017 ? Baywatch


  • 2012 - The Eric Andre Show
  • 2013 - Lucas Bros. Moving Co.
  • 2014 - Broad City
  • 2015 - The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber
  • 2015 - Why? with Hannibal Buress
  • 2015 - The Jim Gaffigan Show as himself
  • 2016 - Easy


  • 2010-2012 - 30 Rock as "Hannibal / Bum / Homeless Guy"
  • 2010 - Louie as "Hannibal"
  • 2012-2015 - The Eric Andr Show as himself
  • 2012 - 8 Out of 10 Cats as himself
  • 2013 - Kroll Show as "Basketball Player"
  • 2013 - High Maintenance as "Comedian"
  • 2013 - The Mindy Project as "Derek"
  • 2013 - Bob's Burgers as "Hefty Jeff"
  • 2013-2015 - China, IL as "Matt Attack / DJ Don Jose / Street Troll"
  • 2014 - Chozen as "Crisco"
  • 2014 - Doug Stamper appears on the album Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle


  • 2010: My Name Is Hannibal
  • 2012: Animal Furnace
  • 2014: Live From Chicago
  • 2015: Comedy Camisado

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Organization Category Result
2007 Stand-up routine Chicago's Funniest Person Time Out Chicago Chicago-based contest
2010 Saturday Night Live Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
2011 Funny As Hell Best Performance in a Hosted Stand-Up/Sketch Comedy Program or Series Gemini Awards Best Performance in a Hosted Stand-Up/Sketch Comedy Program or Series
2012 30 Rock Writers Guild of America Award Writers Guild of America Outstanding Achievement - Comedy Series
2012 Stand-up routine American Comedy Award Comedy Central Best Club Comic

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