In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, writer, and producer — Hannibal Buress. The amusing episode has plenty of insightful moments including talk about Hannibal’s latest comedy special ‘Miami Nights’ now available on YouTube. They also go on to discuss the Twitter drama over people criticizing him over his landlord status, people not believing his real name is Hannibal, his growing up in Chicago and the hometown comedians that most influenced him, how he overcame his drinking problem, dealing with colorism growing up, his work with Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, and how his mother being a teacher impacted him on his path to success.
Later they chop it up about how Hannibal met Eric Andre while homeless, and Eric shooting his pilot episode in a rented bodega. Hannibal gets into landing a spot writing for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, leading to spots at more writer’s tables with ‘SNL’ and ’30 Rock’. They touch on his work on the show ‘Broad City’, what made the Knitting Factory venue in Brooklyn so special, why Hannibal respected how People’s Party handled JPEG Mafia’s memorable appearance on the show, police and their lack of emotional intelligence, the ‘Rise Of The Karens’ phenomenon, and they get into Hannibal’s latest podcasts titled: ’50 States Of Bowling’, Splitting Tens’, and ‘Spades Night’.