Hannibal Buress

Actor, Writer

Born: Chicago, Illinois, United States


Hannibal Buress was born on the 4th of February 1983. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. Buress embarked on a comedy career in late 2009, gaining notable recognition after being featured in Comedy Central's The Awkward Comedy Show, alongside various other comedians. This enabled Buress to release his first comedy album, My Name is Hannibal, in 2010. After leaving Saturday Night Live as a writer due to having a single sketch aired in a calendar year, Buress began writing for 30 Rock, receiving critical acclaim as a part of the writing team which culminated in an Emmy Award win. Despite only writing a single season for the show, Buress worked to release his second album, Animal Furnace, which eventually aired on Comedy Central in 2012. Following the critical and commercial success of Animal Furnace, Buress went on to feature in several specials for Comedy Central, as well as starring in Neighbors, The Secret Life of Pets, and Baywatch. Buress currently stars as Lincoln Rice in Broad City in addition to co-hosting The Eric Andre Show.

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