In February of 2014, Chicago-born comic Hannibal Buress filled Turner Hall Ballroom on the weight of his role in the new Broad City series, his co-hosting gig on the incomparable cult classic The Eric Andre Show, a writing résumé that included Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, and his uproariously 2012 special, Animal Furnace. Since that hilarious Milwaukee show, Buress’ career trajectory has only gone up, as Broad City turned in a strong second season. He roasted Justin Bieber, and garnered some small parts in major studio comedies, including Neighbors. Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago (his latest special, which included material he performed at that Turner show) premiered on Comedy Central, and the network also just premiered his new series, Why? earlier this month. Oh yeah, and he’s credited by many as the first person to publicly out Bill Cosby for his string of alleged sexual assaults.
Somewhere during all that acting work and his ongoing climb to comic consciousness, Buress found time to write another hour of stand-up. On Saturday, September 19, Buress and his still-blossoming popularity will drop by the Riverside Theater as part of his The Comedy Camisado Tour, his first run of theater shows. He’s come a long way since doing sets at Milwaukee Comedy Cafe, which he considered to have “one of the worst comedy condos in the country” at the time.
Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, July 24 and they cost $27.50.