Hannibal Buress handled a heckler at one of his recent comedy shows in epic fashion. The man interrupted Buress’ comedy act, and the comedian decided to make the man a part of his act because of it. For several minutes, the comedian made fun of the man and himself, according to the Huffington Post.
Video of this moment surfaced on the Internet after the appearance, and it has gone viral. This is not the first time Hannibal Buress’ jokes have gone viral. Buress’ act poked fun at Bill Cosby and the sexual misconduct allegations against him last year. Video of that performance went viral, and it started the scandal surrounding Bill Cosby.
As for this new viral video, a man sitting in the crowd interrupted Buress’ show in Delaware, and the comedian accused the man of being drunk. This accusation was followed by Buress poking fun at himself and his own drunken behavior.
He claimed that when he drinks a bit too much, he does things on a smaller scale. He gives trouble to the people immediately around him. He does not interrupt a show that has more than 1,000 people paying to see it. At the end of his rant, he called the heckler a “social terrorist” for interrupting everyone’s night.
Hannibal Buress has been busy with his comedy tour, but he was one of the roasters on stage for Justin Bieber’s roast. The event aired on Monday night on Comedy Central, and Buress had one of his jokes censored from the broadcast.
A previous Inquisitr report shared a post from Reddit about this possible joke after the broadcast was filmed earlier this month. After Monday’s broadcast of the roast, Buress went to his Twitter to share an image showing off the censored joke. The joke not only poked fun at Justin Bieber, but it poked fun at the entire event.
This one got cut from #BieberRoast. I get it. pic.twitter.com/mTKExQEuuM
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) March 31, 2015
Buress also used Bill Cosby during his Bieber roast. During his time on stage, he said, “I hate your music. I hate your music more than Bill Cosby hates my comedy.”
It was Buress’ comments that started a lot of problems for Bill Cosby, but the comedian also stirred up trouble for himself. According to TV Guide, Buress revealed that he received death threats because of the scandal when he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this month.
“It’s definitely a weird situation. I get a lot of messages from people about it. The weirdest thing about getting a death threat from a male body builder/stripper on Facebook is when you click on his profile and see that you have one mutual friend, then having to hit your friend up and saying, ‘Hey man, can you tell your buddy to stop saying that he’s going to murder me?’ I don’t think that’s how killers operate. ‘Yeah, I’m gonna kill Hannibal Buress. First, I’m gonna go to this coffee shop and buy something so they give me the wifi password. Then I’m sitting down, I’m pulling out my Acer laptop and I’m logging into Facebook. Then I’m searching Hannibal Buress, then I’m spelling Buress correctly, then…'”
It is clear that Buress is able to make light of the situation. He is able to mention Bill Cosby in new material. The threats made against him have not stopped him from living his life or making jokes about people.
Buress was not a household name before his comments about Bill Cosby went viral. He does appear in two television series, and he is heading into feature film territory. His jokes about Cosby were not new. They had been a part of his stand-up routine for almost a year before a fan in the audience decided to upload video of the joke to the internet.
Now, Buress admits that college-aged fans notice him more easily, but he can still manage his fans and live a somewhat normal life. Earlier this month, Buress spoke about his stand-up with the Baltimore Sun.
“I like the immediacy of [stand-up], and just being able to create and develop something over the course of the night…. It could be just a so-so bit at the first show but by the third show, it might be solid and ready to take on the road. That’s what I’ve been doing longer than anything else.”
What is next for Buress? According to Entertainment Weekly, he will host the Webby Awards on May 19, and he will appear in the film Daddy’s Home with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. At the age of 32, Hannibal Buress still has a long career ahead of him.
What do you think about Hannibal Buress’ heckler handling? Did he handle the situation properly?
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