I’m a comic in a city that really doesn’t give that much of a shit about comedy. I’m just as much to blame. I don’t go to many shows. Here in Salt Lake City we have four or five great comedy shows a year come through. That’s really not too many. We should take advantage of the few that we have. Doug Stanhope, David Cross, Tig Notaro, just to name a few we have had this year. The more people that go to these shows, the more great comics we will get in this town. The more you go to these shows, the less you’ll see some shitty open mic comic that promises the club owner he’ll bring his relatives, and his singles ward to the show.
The guy that I interviewed is one of those great comics. I had no idea who he was before the interview, but I Youtube’d him and laughed my ass off. That’s all you need to do. Youtube whoever you see in the ad. If you like the person go. If not wait for the next comic.
Hannibal Buress is a writer for Saturday Night Live, has been on “The Awkward Comedy Show” on Comedy Central and is a regular in the New York Comedy scene. Not to mention he’s fucking hilarious. Here are some excerpts from the interview that I had with him.
SLUG: So I’m wondering who on the SNL crew is holding the two way mirror Betty White video, and when will it be released to the public?
Hannibal: Do you mean, someone is trying to see Betty White naked?
SLUG: Yeah, we’re wondering when that will be released to the press.
Hannibal: (Giggles). I’m not sure if that video exists? And if it does, I wouldn’t tell you about it.
SLUG: I kind of had a feeling that was a hush hush scenario. So you did the Awkward Comedy Show for Comedy Central? What makes that so awkward?
Hannibal: I don’t know, man? I guess we have different styles, but I’m way cooler than all of those dudes.
SLUG: I watched a little bit of it, and it seems to me that all of you guys weren’t doing all of the same stereotypical young black comedian material.
Hannibal: Yeah, I guess that’s a way to describe it. Victor wanted to put together a comedy special, and he needed a way to frame it, and I guess that’s the way he took to frame it. It made it stand out from other stuff, and I was happy that he grabbed me, and I got to be a part of it.