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March 28, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
*** 1/2 ( out of 4) "This joke doesn't connect to anything I've talked about and won't connect to anything else I'm doing, aw hell, let's get into it. " That setup (followed by an unprintable punch line) may seem odd, but if there's anyone on Earth who can take a that vague sentence and turn it into a great line about palm readers and masturbation (told you we couldn't print it), it's Hannibal Buress. In his third stand-up special (after 2012's "Animal Furnace" and his breakout 2010 special, "My Name Is Hannibal")
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March 28, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
*** 1/2 ( out of 4) "This joke doesn't connect to anything I've talked about and won't connect to anything else I'm doing, aw hell, let's get into it. " That setup (followed by an unprintable punch line) may seem odd, but if there's anyone on Earth who can take a that vague sentence and turn it into a great line about palm readers and masturbation (told you we couldn't print it), it's Hannibal Buress. In his third stand-up special (after 2012's "Animal Furnace" and his breakout 2010 special, "My Name Is Hannibal")
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February 25, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
DePaul University students have spoken, and thanks to their votes, comedians Hannibal Buress and Amy Schumer will co-headline this year's Big Comic event, which takes place Monday night at the university's Merle Reskin Theatre. Hannibal Buress, a comic from Chicago who now lives in New York, and Amy Schumer, who was a finalist in the NBC show "Last Comic Standing" and has appeared in shows such as "30 Rock" and "Louie," were selected based on a DePaul Activities Board student conducted during the fall quarter.
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January 21, 2014 | By Sean Ely, @theseanwow and RedEye
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.
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January 21, 2014 | By Sean Ely, @theseanwow and RedEye
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.
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August 27, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
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.
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November 12, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye music editor
*** = 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 ...
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April 24, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
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...
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June 6, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*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...
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January 19, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
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...
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January 19, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
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 write and star here, too.  You may not...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye music editor
*** = 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 ...
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August 27, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
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.
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June 7, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts and For RedEye
If you can't find a reason to laugh this week, it's your own fault. The fifth annual TBS Just For Laughs comedy festival kicks off Tuesday with more than 90 shows over six days featuring hundreds of comedians at multiple venues. We're talking national and international headliners, cast members from hit TV shows and special stagings of popular local productions. To get you started on your road to hilarity, we've rounded up some highlights for each day of the fest. Buy tickets and check out the full schedule at  justforlaughschicago.com . TUESDAY ...
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June 6, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*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...
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April 24, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
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...
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October 9, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
Note from the wingman: This column is about Black. "Black" is how I'm going to define my cultural upbringing for the purpose of this column because I'm lazy. If that offends you, consider yourself warned.   The following is what I knew about "Steel Magnolias": The movie came out in 1989, Dolly Parton and her ginormous hooters were three of the stars, and 88 percent of the white women I know love it. That WAS all I knew ... until Lifetime debuted a remake of the film Sunday.
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June 18, 2012 | By Jessica Galliart and RedEye
It was a big week for comedy in Chicago. Last week, Conan O'Brien brought his crew to town for a week of tapings of his TBS show, “Conan,” as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago Festival. Big names like Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Vince Vaugh and more performed their own shows. And then over the weekend, Sarah Silverman rolled through Chicago with a troupe of some of the best comedians around--Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Kyle Dunnigan, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts--for one of the better showcases of the week.
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February 25, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
DePaul University students have spoken, and thanks to their votes, comedians Hannibal Buress and Amy Schumer will co-headline this year's Big Comic event, which takes place Monday night at the university's Merle Reskin Theatre. Hannibal Buress, a comic from Chicago who now lives in New York, and Amy Schumer, who was a finalist in the NBC show "Last Comic Standing" and has appeared in shows such as "30 Rock" and "Louie," were selected based on a DePaul Activities Board student conducted during the fall quarter.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2012 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
Hannibal Buress has had a busy year - and shows no signs of slowing down. The Chicago native, who has been hyped by Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari, currently co-stars on "The Eric Andre Show" on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. In May, he debuted a Comedy Central special, "Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace," and he's just signed a deal with ABC to write and co-star in a comedy pilot. And he hosts a weekly stand-up show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. This weekend Buress returns to the Chicago area for six shows -...
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