Hannibal Buress Movies and TV Shows, Bill Cosby, and Net Worth

Hannibal Buress Biography

Hannibal Buress is a renowned American comedian, writer, actor, and producer who began his career as a comedian in 2002 while attending Southern Illinois University. He also had a lead role on The Eric Andre Show, Adult Swim from 2012 to 2020. From 2014 to 2019, Buress was featured in Broad City, a Comedy Central production. Additionally, he is known for Tag (2018), Neighbors (2014), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

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Hannibal Buress’ facts

Real Name: Hannibal Amir Buress
Height:  5 ft 10 in or 1.78m
Age:   41
Wife:  Not Married
Net Worth: $5 Million

Hannibal Buress Background

Buress was born Hannibal Amir Buress to his loving father John Buress, a Union Pacific Railroad employee, and mother Margaret Buress, a teacher in Chicago Illinois, United States. Buress is 41 years old as of 2024 and stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in or 1.78m. Growing up, he spent most of his childhood in Austin. His parents named him after Carthaginian general Hannibal who attacked Rome and nobody knows about him.

Hannibal Buress Wife

Buress has not shared any information regarding being married to anyone or having a girlfriend. This is because he chose to keep his relationship life away from his public life. However, he has one daughter.

Hannibal Buress Daughter

Buress has one daughter whose name remains unknown to the public. In 2022, Buress said, “My daughter is 14 months now,” and moved on to say “Me and her mom are not together. We’re in a good space, but it takes work.”


He studied at Steinmetz College Prep and then enrolled at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Buress spent four years at the school but did not graduate. During his four-year stay, he had become friends with Open Mike Eagle, a hip-hop artist.

Movies And TV Shows


  • Heart Break as Darryl in 2011.
  • The Kings of Summer as Bus Driver in 2013.
  • Band of Robbers as Ben Rogers in 2015.
  • The Nice Guys as Bumble in 2016.
  • The Comedian as Himself in 2016.
  • The Disaster Artist as Bill Meurer in 2017.
  • Baywatch as Dave the Tech in 2017.
  • Blockers as Frank in 2018.
  • Slice as Hannibal in 2018.
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 as Buddy in 2019.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home as Coach Wilson in 2021.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem as Genghis Frog in 2023.

TV Shows

  • Saturday Night Live as Michael / Airplane Passenger from 2009 to 2010.
  • 30 Rock as Hannibal / Bum / Homeless Guy / Gus from 2010 to 2012.
  • The Eric Andre Show as Himself (co-host) from 2012 to 2020.
  • Chozen as Crisco in 2014.
  • Why? With Hannibal Buress as Himself (host) in 2015.
  • High Maintenance as a Comedian from 2016 to 2017.
  • Justice League Action as Mr. Terrific in 2017.
  • BoJack Horseman as Miles in 2017.
  • The Simpsons as Finch in 2020.
  • Ziwe as Himself in 2022.
  • What We Do In The Shadows as Hannibal in 2023.

Hannibal Buress On Bill Cosby

Buress was recorded while at the Philadelphia club The Trocadero on October 16, 2014, where he was doing an extended routine about sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby. He went ahead and criticized Bill saying, “Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby, so that kind of brings you down a couple notches.” Moreover, before Bill’s story emerged in October, he had been doing the same Bill routine for the previous six months with little response.

Eric Andre Hannibal Buress

Buress and several celebrities like Eric Andre appeared in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central. Between 2012 to 2020, he had a co-star role as Eric André’s sidekick on The Eric Andre Show. Eric is a famous 41-year-old comedian, actor, TV show host, writer, producer, and musician.

Stand Up

Buress is a stand-up comedian who began his stand-up career in 2002 and was featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central. He was part of Variety magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch in 2010” list. On July 27, 2010, he had his first stand-up comedy album, My Name is Hannibal. For a year, he served as Saturday Night Live writer but left with only one of his sketches having aired.

He has been featured in Comedy Central programs such as Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. Furthermore, he used to host a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory and began a podcast called Handsome Rambler.

What We Do In The Shadows

He appeared as Hannibal in the episode of “The Campaign” in 2023 in What We Do in the Shadows. What We Do in the Shadows is a comedy horror mockumentary television series which is about four vampire roommates on Staten Island. The TV series has 50 episodes in five seasons.


Buress has six comedy specials which include:

  • My Name Is Hannibal (2010).
  • Animal Furnace (2012).
  • Live from Chicago (2014).
  • Comedy Camisado (2016).
  • Hannibal Takes Edinburgh (2016).
  • Miami Nights (2020).


Buress was born in Chicago and grew up in the neighborhoods of Chicago. He is widely known as a Chicago actor and comedian.

Andre Show

He was the co-host, writer, and producer of The Eric Andre Show from 2012 to 2020. The show is a sketch comedy series which is a parody of late-night talk shows. After he left the show, Eric André the creator served as the host. The show now has a total of 60 episodes in six seasons.


He enjoys making some time to hit the 1-3 pocket at his favorite bowling alleys on Sundays. Buress also has a pro-bowler friend, GG Mason.


As a stand-up comedian, Bruess always performs for his fans in several states. He has an active website at hannibalburess.com where he uploads his tour dates and where to find the tickets.


It was announced that Buress would be leaving the show after the first episode of the new season of The Eric Andre Show.


He still appears as a comedian and has been on several TV shows.


As a celebrity, Buress’ pictures and short videos have been changed to funny memes and videos. The memes are available online.


Buress began raping while he was in college more than 20 years ago. However, he first concentrated on his comedy career and is now back to rapping since the COVID-19 pandemic. He first released “I Lift Weights”. Buress goes by Eshu Tune as a rapper, a name inspired by Nigerian mythology. In Yoruba deity, Eshu is a benevolent spirit also known to be a trickster, who serves as a messenger between Heaven and Earth.

Animal Furnace

In May 2012, Buress released his special Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace which also aired as a special on Comedy Central.

30 Rock

He wrote the fifth season and nine episodes of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2010 to 2012. 30 Rock is a satirical sitcom television series that is on Fey’s experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live. The series has seven seasons with 139 episodes.


In 2023, he voiced Genghis Frog in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. He also appeared in an episode of “The Campaign” as Hannibal in What We Do In The Shadows.

Broad City

Buress had a recurring cast role on Comedy Central’s Broad City from 2014 to 2019 as Lincoln Rice. Lincoln is known to be a pediatric dentist with whom Ilana has a casual sexual relationship. The sitcom is based on Glazer and Jacobson’s real-life friendship, and their attempt to “make it” in New York.


On March 4, 2024, Buress appeared on Comedy Central Stand-up where he had Hannibal Buress: Live from Chicago. In his show, he discussed everything from throwing a parade in New Orleans to flirting with Scarlett Johansson.


Wack is the meme that Buress displayed on The Eric Andre Show saying the word “Wack.” The still is used as a reaction image to describe uncool situations.


Buress played Coach Andre Wilson in Spider-Man: Homecoming in the The Daily Bugle promotional campaign, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. During the movie’s premier, he paid a lookalike who did not look like him to attend as he was busy with the film Tag.

Why Hannibal Buress

Buress served as the host, creator, and executive producer of Why? with Hannibal Buress in 2015. The show was set to provide a look into the host’s mind with episodes undertaking social issues through sketches. Why went for eight episodes after which Buress confirmed the series would not return for a second season.

Net Worth

Buress has attained a net worth of $5 million from working as a stand-up comedian, actor, and television writer since 2002.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happened To Hannibal Buress?

Buress has forged a new path where he has been a rapper and producer for the past two years and released an eight-song EP under the stage name Eshu Tune.

Who Is Hannibal Buress?

Buress is a 41-year-old American stand-up comedian, actor, and television writer since 2002. He has appeared in several movies and TV shows and has done six comedy specials. Buress has also had a lead role on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show from 2012 to 2020.

Is Hannibal Buress Still On The Eric Andre Show?

He left The Eric Andre Show in 2020 after spending eight years as the show’s co-host.

Why Hannibal Left Eric Andre?

Buress shared that he did not want to do the show anymore as his main reason for leaving.

Is Hannibal Buress Still Doing Comedy?

Buress is now working as a rapper Eshu Tune and occasionally does comedy.

What Is Hannibal Buress Doing Now?

He is pursuing a career as rapper Eshu Tune and released an eight-song EP.

Where Does Hannibal Buress Live?

He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

How Tall Is Hannibal Buress?

He is a man of above-average stature standing at 5 ft 10 in or 1.78m.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @hannibalburess
Instagram – hannibalburess