• "Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace" Original One-Hour Special Airs on COMEDY CENTRAL
    On May 20 At 11:00p.m. ET/PT
    COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment Releases Extended And
    Uncensored DVD May 22

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

Brooklyn, NY.

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.

Available in 99 million homes nationwide, COMEDY CENTRAL (, the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and

is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press

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