January 21, 2014 |
For so many comedians, New York City is the goal. The path? Work hard, write new material, perform as many times as you can on stage in a week, get noticed and then move to the Big Apple … never looking back. The road for Hannibal Buress - who has lived in New York for five years - follows that general direction. Until, of course, you get to that last part. “Chicago is where I'm from,” said the 30-year-old comic while enjoying a drink at Old Town Ale House during a trip home over the holidays.
August 27, 2013 |
Hannibal Buress is a busy man. Between his writing gigs, stand-up performances all over the world, doing commercials and music videos and hosting a weekly comedy show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, the Chicago comedian still managed to find time to appear on the inaugural Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival coming Saturday to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park. RedEye caught up with him to talk the similarities between rap and comedy shows, live comedy acts you should check out and how it feels opening up for Dave Chappelle.
November 12, 2013 |
*** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday ***Flosstradamus, Alex Young, DJ Spinz, Monday, Dec. 30 ($30, all ages) at Riviera Theatre. Hard Working Americans, Saturday, Feb. 22 ($25, 18+) at Park West. Dan Navarro, Friday, Feb. 7 ($25, 21+) at Schubas. ***Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Friday, April 11 ($26-$28, 18+) at Vic Theatre. Umphrey's McGee, Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21, Saturday, Feb. 22 ($35, 18+) at Riviera Theatre. On sale noon Friday ...
April 24, 2013 |
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June. Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get it?--along with "Arrested Development" co-star David Cross, "Real Time" host Bill Maher and comedy legend Bob Newhart. Meyers' June 14 show at the Chicago Theatre will feature Buress and Al Madrigal. The festival runs six days from June 11-16 at various venues including...
June 6, 2013 |
*1/2 (out of four) With all due respect to “The Kings of Summer” co-stars Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Alison Brie: What were you thinking? I like a good coming-of-age story as much as anyone, but this inexplicable Sundance hit (which also features brief appearances from Hannibal Buress and Tony Hale) deserves a time-out, not an allowance boost. I mean, multiple jokes act as if racism's hilarious, and there's a gag in which the film's most excruciating character says he thinks he's gay because his lungs...
January 19, 2014 |
When I was in my 20s and needed to score fast cash for beer and to get a present for someone, I'd apply for store credit cards to get the signing gift (which I then regifted), charge something on the card and return the item for a cash refund. My scheming ended when stores got wise and started giving store credits instead of cash. So I know exactly how desperate Abbi and Ilana feel in "Broad City" ( 9:30 Wednesday, Comedy Central; 2.5 stars out of 4 ), the half-hour comedy adapted from the Web series created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who...