Monday, June 28, 2010

Pre-Order Hannibal Buress CD "My Name is Hannibal"

You can pre-order Hannibal Buress' CD "My Name is Hannibal" here on

It costs $14.99 and will be released on July 27.
Here's the product description -

"Hannibal Buress is one of the silliest, smartest, and most distinctive voices in comedy. And those who know that Stand Up! Records cut our teeth on comics like Patton Oswalt, Doug Stanhope, and Maria Bamford, know we don't say that lightly. No, Buress is the real deal. A Chicago native, Saturday Night Live writer, and one of the few black men to make it big in Heeb Magazine, Buress has a peerless deadpan delivery, brilliant timing, and a knack for the nonsequitur. He's got a yen to punt a pigeon, but the street smarts to know the papers are just gonna run with ''Black Dudes Kicking Pigeons!'' the next day. He leans when he texts so it'll come out italic. He daydreams about strangling guys who ask ''Is your name really Hannibal? Like that's on your birth certificate? Like, your parents call you Hannibal?'' just to find out if they'll squawk Are you choking me? With your hands? Are you trying to restrict the flow of oxygen to my brain?'' He single-handedly wrote a jingle for Plan B and called it ''Zygote Killers.'' And yes, Hannibal Buress likes burritos more than Jesus. Because steak burritos are delicious. And they're real. New York Magazine recently named Buress one of their top ten ''Comics to Watch,'' but we think you're gonna want to listen to his first stand-up CD, ''My Name is Hannibal,'' out now from Stand Up! Records, home of fine comedy. And pigeon-kickers."

In related news, Hannibal Buress is the headliner at tonight's Whiplash show at UCB. Advanced reservations are sold out, but there will be a standby line. 

Also, Hannibal was featured in New York Daily News as one of five performers who are on the verge of greatness. They did a brief Q&A with him that I have pasted after the jump.

Hannibal Buress
Profession: Comedian
Claim to fame: Writer for "Saturday Night Live"
Neighborhood: Williamsburg
When did you start doing comedy shows?
I've been performing for eight years now. I got so into my comedy in college, I actually stopped going to class and basically flunked myself out. I spent a couple years in Chicago doing shows, but I was pretty broke most of the time. Initially, my parents were not very supportive of the comedy career. They wanted me to get some stability in my life and get a regular job. But every year something small would happen that would keep me going. And I was getting pretty good crowd response.
When did you move to New York City?
I came to New York in 2006, but I had to move back to Chicago because I was broke. But I returned in 2009 because there's more opportunity to grow as a performer in New York. Initially, I just kind of moved out here like a crazy person would, with no job and no savings. I stayed with my sister for a little bit, but she didn't like that very much. She had a kid and a husband, and I just showed up one day. They let me stay there for two weeks before that was a wrap.
How has New York City helped your comedy career?
New York has more of everything — more clubs and places to perform. Plus the crowds are more international than Chicago. Here you get people from Sweden. In Chicago, they are from Iowa. New York is a crazy city. I saw Hasidic Jews for the first time when I moved here. At first, I thought they were Amish. I got on the train and I was like, "What's this Amish dude doing with a BlackBerry?"
Okay, let's ask what everyone wants to know. Where does the name Hannibal come from?
You got to know your history. Hannibal was a Carthaginian general. He climbed the Alps with elephants. He was a military genius. People think I'm named after Hannibal Lecter, who is a fake person. People know movies more than they know history. I've been dealing with that question my whole life. A lot of people think I'm lying to them, but other Hannibals hit me up online all the time.

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