NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 – What rhymes with Hannibal
Buress “Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace” extended and uncensored CD is released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records
on May 22.
Buress returns to COMEDY CENTRAL with his laid-back swagger and unexpected point of view in
the world premiere of his original one-hour stand-up special, “Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace,” debuting
Sunday, May 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In his first hour-long special, Chicago-bred, New York-based Buress
brings his celebrated deadpan wit to life’s absurdities with stories of his three-cop jaywalking bust in
Montreal, a bloodless airport shoot-out, and various late nights with questionable women. In front of a live
audience at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, Buress re-imagines hardcore rappers as real estate agents, skewers
grown men who can’t hold their liquor, and, as an enterprising reporter actually wrote, performs “comedic jokes
related to personal stories, current events, the streets, and even food.”
The “Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace” extended and uncensored DVD, featuring 20 minutes of material not seen in
the broadcast, will be released on May 22 by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment. The bonus features include “A
Week To Kill,” a behind-the-scenes documentary that takes a look at how Buress spent the week before the filming
of the comedy special.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, the COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Web site will feature preview clips from the
special as well as excerpts from “A Week To Kill.” COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up’s Facebook page also will have a special Facebook tab, spotlighting
video clips from Buress and the comedians he follows on Twitter.
This June, Buress will headline “COMEDY CENTRAL Live Presents: Hannibal Buress,” a free live outdoor show also
featuring comedians Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz. “COMEDY CENTRAL Live
Presents: Hannibal Buress” takes place rain or shine on Sunday, June 24, at 7:00 pm ET at Red Hook Park in
One of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2010, Buress recently won the award for Best
Club Comic at the 2012 “The Comedy Awards.” He has appeared on
the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “The Late Late Show
with Craig Ferguson,” and numerous other late night TV shows. He also has made primetime appearances on “Louie”
and “30 Rock,” and will appear on the upcoming COMEDY CENTRAL series “Kroll Show” and “John Oliver’s New York
Stand-Up Show,” as well as the Adult Swim series, “The Eric Andre Show.” Buress has previously worked on the
writing staffs of “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” and released his debut album, “My Name is Hannibal,” in
2010 on Stand Up! Records.
“Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace” is executive produced by Buress, John
Irwin and Dave Becky, produced by Casey Spira, and directed by Michael Dimich. Anne Harris is the Executive in
Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records
include: Reggie Watts “A Live At Central Park,” John Mulaney’s “New in Town,” Patton Oswalt’s “Finest Hour,”
Lewis Black’s “The Prophet,” Bo Burnham’s “WORDS, WORDS, WORDS,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If
Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” and the Grammy® Award-winning CDs “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall
Performance,” among others.
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