Hannibal Buress began his comedy career while just a college student at Southern Illinois University. He hosted his own campus television show "The Hangover" which became a hit among the dorm-dwellers. In 2005 he was one of the Chicago finalists in the NBC "Standup for Diversity Showcase.”
The following year, he was a stand out performer in the New Faces showcase of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was selected to perform on the Comedy Factory TV show in Holland.
Hannibal was named Funniest Person in Chicago by Time Out Magazine and appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Following a flawless set on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in mid-2009, Hannibal was offered a full-time staff writer position with NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which he accepted.
He is now a NYC-based standup comedian, writer, and actor, cementing his future as a breakout star in the industry.