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Hannibal Buress

Sept. 21
7:30 p.m.

In addition to being a standup comic, Hannibal Buress is an actor, activist, writer, and producer. Sometimes the streams cross, as they did a few years back when a bit about Bill Cosby talking down to black youth while being accused of rape sparked an interest in claims against Cosby. Buress has found great success as a headlining standup, moving from clubs to theaters in just a few years. This past year, he did a run of shows at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. “I went to the store by my house and bought eight deodorants,” he told an audience there. “And the guy working there said, ‘Oh, you’re very stinky today, huh?’ I’m like, ‘No, man. As long as I don’t die soon this is an excellent purchase. I’m always going to need deodorant.’” He then reflected on the merits of buying in bulk. “That’s probably the worst time to die,” he said, “when you’ve just bought in bulk. ‘Please don’t kill me, I just bought seven months’ worth of toilet paper. It was a good deal, I was thinking of my family.’”