NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 – Get your parade permit and call the band, Stand-Up Month is here on Comedy Central! Hannibal Buress kicks it off back in his hometown with the uncensored world premiere of “Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago” debuting on Saturday, March 29 at Midnight ET/PT. There will be a special advanced screening of “Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago” at SXSW on March 14, and an extended and uncensored edition of the special will be available Monday, March 24 on CC: Stand-Up Direct, for fans that just can’t wait for the on-air premiere.
Taped at The Vic Theatre in his hometown of Chicago, IL, Buress’ second one-hour stand-up special features his signature dry wit and cool delivery. This time around, the Comedy Central and “Broad City” favorite rolls out new material about his own second line parade in New Orleans, fist fights in London, and many memorable late nights on the road.
On April 1 the extended and uncensored edition will be available on DVD exclusively via Amazon.com and for download on iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and Target. The digital album will be available via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other major retailers on April 1.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/Hannibal will feature preview clips from the special, including a special animated clip produced by CC:Studios. Buress will also take part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Q&A in the week leading up to the on-air premiere, and fans can follow him on Twitter at @HannibalBuress.
Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor whom The New York Times praises as having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger.” In addition to his second one-hour special, Buress is a cast member on the hit Comedy Central series “Broad City” as well as FX’s animated show “Chozen.” He recently shot a pilot for his own Comedy Central series and is also the co-host of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show,” which will shoot its third season this Spring. In 2014, he will also make appearances on the big screen in the feature films “Neighbors,” starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and “Flock of Dudes,” starring Chris D’Elia, Eric Andre and Hillary Duff.
“Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago” is executive produced by Buress, Dave Becky, Avi Gilbert, and Neal Marshall. Anne Harris is the Executive in Charge for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including recent one-hour specials from Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, DL Hughley, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Pete Holmes, Bill Cosby, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll, Patton Oswalt and more.
In addition to its specials, Comedy Central stand-up series include “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” “Mash Up,” “The Half Hour,” “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and the upcoming “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell,” premiering Saturday, April 12.
For clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content visit www.cc.com/stand-up or the CC: Stand-Up Facebook page, download the CC: Stand-Up app for iOS devices and Xbox Live, follow @ccstandup on Twitter and listen to Comedy Central Radio, exclusively on SiriusXM.