May 1, 2012
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
11:00 p.m. ET
In his first hour-long special,
-based Buress brings his celebrated deadpan wit to life's absurdities with stories of his
jaywalking bust in
, a bloodless airport shoot-out, and various late nights with questionable women. In front of a live audience at the Gramercy Theatre in
, 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
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
page will also feature a special Facebook tab, featuring 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
. "COMEDY CENTRAL Live Presents: Hannibal Buress" takes place rain or shine on
Sunday, June 24
7:00 p.m. 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
," "Late Night with
," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "The Late Late Show with
," 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 "
" and "
'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
," in 2010 on Stand Up! Records.
"Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace" is executive produced by Buress,
, produced by
, and directed by
is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of
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