“I’m Hannibal Buress, represented by Hannibal Buress”
That statement alone about sums up what you’re getting into when you turn on Buress’ latest, Live From Chicago. Penguin sandwiches, who’ll die first: Buress or Will Smith, why he’s not currently Scarlett Johansson’s baby daddy, why pissing in your sink is the way to go, or scamming his way into a $75 Eddie Griffin show (See the above statement) are just some of the topics that will have you falling off your seat laughing on is latest.
And that’s just scratching the surface of Live From Chicago. Delving deeper into his special and you get his take on performing for the troops (“A lot of comedians go overseas and perform for the troops…and I don’t”, “The troops have Youtube? I have a bunch of shit on Yotube!”), opening for Tracy Morgan, and why Buress loves New Orleans (Drinking in the streets and throwing yourself a parade are some highlights).
I’ll admit, I’ve been hearing a lot about Hannibal Buress but hadn’t actually heard the man until Live from Chicago came across my desk. Pressing play on this was the best decision I’ve made as far as comedy choices are concerned and it’s the best decision you’ll make, too.
“Yeah, 630 (AM) on Monday…that’s Hannibal time right there.”
That might be the time that’s right for Hannibal Buress throwing himself a weekly parade in New Orleans (See my favorite, “New Orleans Is Amazing”) but after listening to Live From Chicago it’s pretty apparent that anytime is Hannibal time.
Hannibal Buress, Live From Chicago, is available now over at Comedy Central Direct. The extended and uncensored DVD is available exclusively through Amazon.com and is available digitally though iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Target.