Hannibal Buress is one of the top comics today. Since Timeout Magazine named him the ‘Funniest Person in Chicago’ in 2007, Hannibal has undergone a meteoric rise in fame. He has made stand up appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham series. These successful performances led to appearances on Lopez Tonight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and a killer appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. This resulted in New York Magazine naming Hannibal as one of the ‘Top Ten Comics To Watch.’ Hannibal is one of the stars of Victor Varnado’s documentary on original black comedians, entitled The Awkward Kings of Comedy. In 2010, Hannibal released his debut stand up album, My Name is Hannibal, through Stand Up! Records, recorded at the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago. He has made primetime appearances on NBC’s 30 Rock and FX’s Louie, and recently served as co-star of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, playing an exaggerated version of himself. Hannibal has previously worked as a staff writer on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Currently, he hosts a weekly Sunday night show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, where he lives. Hannibal landed his first one-hour Comedy Central special, entitled Animal Furnace, which premiered in May 2012. In 2014, Buress performed another one-hour Comedy Central special, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago. As of 2015, Buress stars on the Comedy Central series, Why? with Hannibal Buress.