The man. The myth. The legend. Hannibal Buress, along with a few surprise guests, took the Apollo Theater stage at NY Comedy Festival to talk about wanting children, Googling his friends’ property prices and more in his hysterically dirty stand-up, ‘Hannibal Montanabal.’
Audience members in the sold-out Apollo Theater on Nov. 4 got way more than they were expecting when they walked through the famous theater doors for Hannibal Buress’s ‘The Hannibal Montanabal Experience,” presented by New York Comedy Festival.
First, comedian Al Jackson warmed up the crowd with his hysterical comparisons between Los Angeles and New York City. Then, the audience was shocked with a special appearance from Chris Rock, 51! Welcomed with roars from the sold-out theater, Chris took on Donald Trump in his short and sweet stand-up.
“Go Vote!” He addressed the crowd, to which someone responded, “HILLARY!” Chris chuckled and replied, “Yeah f**king duh. Trump? F**king TRUMP? His very existence means that blacks AREN’T over reacting!” Chris went on, “Colin Kaepernick is right. Except, Hillary scares me a little. She’s obviously the better choice. One thing that scares me about Hillary…Hillary Clinton Lost to Barack Obama. She lost to a black guy in a pair of Pumas named Obama.” The audience cackled.
After admitting he was tired of both Drake and Trump — “The last 8 to 9 months of my life, has been just Trump and Drake. All I hear about it just walls & hotline bling. I’m tired of f**king both of them.” — Chris gave the star of the night, Hannibal Burress, 33, an introduction to remember!
“I’m gonna bring to the stage my favorite comedian – I got some I’ve been following and this guy is just amazing – this mother f**ker can write a joke! One of the best comedians in the world and the man that killed Bill Cosby — he got Bill Cosby & he nicked Nate Parker! – please welcome to the stage the one, the only Hannibal Buress!”
The Broad City actor was met with howls as he took the Apollo stage for his NY Comedy Festival appearance. “What an amazing feat,” he said to the audience. “This is the Apollo theater. Sold Out. Full of white people – how did I do that?!”
Hannibal stared out into the crowd and dove into his first joke, discussing his tendency to Google how much his friends’ houses cost. “I hate the fact that you can just Google how much someone’s house costs. And I hate the fact that I don’t have the self-control to not do that while I’m in somebody’s house. This is what life is now,” he said. The crowd was in hysterics, as Hannibal began to stare off into the abyss for a good 30 seconds.
“Excuse the pause, I’m just staring off into the distance imagining myself when I’m the host of family feud 20 years from now,” he gleamed.
One of the most riotous moments of the night, however, was Hannibal telling the story of a woman who posted their “sexcapades” to the website Reddit. “Somebody sent me this link…and it was a category ‘I’ve Slept With A Famous Person,’ and then somebody wrote about me! And my friend sent me this and said ‘Well, what do you think about this Hannibal?'” he looked into the crowd. “‘I think she should have kept that next-level fan experience to herself.’” The audience erupted into applause and tears from laughter.
Hannibal projected the actual Reddit post on the Apollo stage for everyone to see. He turned around to look it, himself. “It was weird man. To see it, in print, online, for everybody – you feel violated!” The woman who wrote the post concluded with, “The funniest thing about it all was that he was pissed he didn’t wake up in time to get the Continental Breakfast,” to which the audience responded with howls of laughter. With his hands up in defeat, Hannibal said, “Bagels don’t talk about you on the internet!”
Hannibal continued his “Hannibal Montanabal Experience” by interacting with a pregnant woman in the crowd and offering to buy her baby for $75,000. However, when he found out she was getting her PhD in Political Science and was “only 5’3,” he rescinded his offer. “No deal,” he shook his head, after interrogating the mother-to-be on her diet the last 7 months because he “don’t want no diabetes baby.” LOL.
Hannibal, with the help of Al and Chris, gave a stellar performance and made for a seriously memorable NY Comedy Festival. We can’t wait to see who he brings with him next year!
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