It was a last-minute dropout that opened up a slot for Hannibal Buress to do a five-minute standup set on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last summer. The low-key comic with the smart blend of observational and absurdist humor impressed, so much so that shortly thereafter he got a career-changing offer: Come write for Saturday Night Live. Just days after finishing up his first season on SNL, Buress says of his new full-time gig, "It was great. It went so fast, and I'm learning so much. I just started writing sketch comedy last year, and to learn it at this level is incredible." The Chicago comic turned New Yorker will be at Acme this week as part of a stint of summer shows during SNL's off-season, where he'll show off the standup chops that have landed him on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. 18+.
May 25-29, 8 p.m.; May 28-29, 10:30 p.m., 2010