Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress

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Hannibal Buress is an American comedian known for his stand-up comedy routines and his recurring role as successful pediatric dentist Lincoln Rice in Comedy Central's TV sitcom Broad City. In October 2014, footage of Buress’ stand-up performance in which he referred to Bill Cosby as a rapist circulated widely online, prompting a resurgence of news media scrutiny concerning the renowned comedian's sexual abuse allegations.

Comedy Career

From 2009 to 2010, Buress was a writer on the sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live. In 2010, Buress' stand-up was featured in the Comedy Central special The Awkward Comedy Show (shown below, left). That year, Buress began appearing in the FX sitcom Louie. Starting it 2012, Buress served as host Eric André's sidekick on the Adult Swim television show The Eric André Show (shown below, right).

In 2014, Buress began playing the role of the New York City dentist Lincoln Rice on the Comedy Central sitcom Broad City (shown below).

Online History

On January 11th, 2011, Buress posted his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to YouTube (shown below, left). On November 13th, 2012, Buress uploaded a stand-up routine from the British comedy news show Russell Howard's Good News (shown below, right).

On November 23rd, 2014, a pasta-themed Tumblr[3] blog was launched titled "The Al Dente Dentist," which highlights posts about pasta dishes written from the perspective of Buress' character Lincoln Rice from Broad City. On March 29th, 2015, a video of Buress ridiculing a heckler was uploaded to YouTube (shown below). That day, Redditor KingGorilla posted the video to the /r/videos[2] subreddit, where it gathered more than 1,200 votes (87% upvoted) and 130 comments in the first 72 hours.

Bill Cosby Stand-Up Routine

In November 2006, comedian Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit with a woman who claimed he had drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004. By the end of the settlement, 13 other women had come forward claiming he had sexually assaulted them. In October 2014, Buress called Cosby a rapist during a stand-up performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in reference to the lawsuit. The video was widely circulated online and resulted in a wave of news media coverage regarding the accusations.

“He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”

Justin Bieber's Roast

In late March 2015, Buress participated in Comedy Central's roast for Justin Bieber, during which he insulted the pop star's music by saying, "I hate your music more than Bill Cosby hates my comedy" (shown below).

On March 31st, Buress tweeted[1] an image macro of his joke that was cut from the roast, garnering upwards of 15,000 favorites and 11,000 retweets in the first 48 hours (shown below).

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Eric Andre Show "Get Yourself Together" Monologue

On June 17th, 2012, Hannibal Burress performed a bit during The Eric Andre Show in which he offered Andre advice on getting his life together. The quote reads:

Get yourself together, man. Move to Philly. Buy a loft. Start a noise band.
Get six or seven roommates. Eat hummus with them. Book some gigs. Paint. Smoke cloves. Listen to Animal Collective. Start some type of salsa company.

An image macro of the quote began spreading through various websites over the following years (shown below, left). The text has been posted multiple times to Tumblr. One of the most popular posts of the image has gained over 85,000 notes.[5] On October 5th, 2015, it appeared in the /r/AnimalCollective[4] subreddit, where it gained 140 points.

Get yourself together man. Move to Philly. Buy a loft. Start a noise band. Get six or seven room mates.... Eat hummus with them. Book some gigs. Burn down an Applebee's. Listen to Animal collective. Start some kinda salsa company adutt Get your life together. become a communist. get a cat. teach him sign language. move in with 7 or 8 comrades. listen to a podcast. burn down an applebees. Get yourself together man. Move to Tuscon. Buy a loft. Start a folk-punk band. Get six or seven roommates....Do heroin with them. Book some gigs. Burn down a police station. Listen to Pat the Bunny. Start some kind of root beer company

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Crazy Guy With An Eddystone
Crazy Guy With An Eddystone

Get yourself together, man. Burst through the hospital doors. Talk to the nurse receptionist as she points you in the right direction. Discuss a difficult situation with a doctor. Stand by your girl's bed as she clutches her abdomen in grief.


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