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Hannibal Buress – The Hannibal Montanabal Experience

Hannibal Buress. Courtesy of Comedy Central.

Emerging comedy superstar Hannibal Buress brings his on-stage antics to Australia, stopping at the Enmore Theatre tonight for anyone lucky enough to snatch up a ticket. Following three previous highly rated hour-long stand-up specials, The Hannibal Montanabal Experience sees Buress at his pure, unadulterated best.

You may recognise this velvety-voiced American from his numerous appearances in film and television comedies – indeed, fans of Comedy Central’s Broad City may believe Christmas has come early as the man who brought Lincoln Rice (zen dentist and Ilana’s not-quite-boyfriend) to life makes his way to the land down under.

But there is much more to this dynamic funnyman, with writing credits for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and his own weekly variety show. With continuous hard work, Buress has over the years seen himself rise from obscure cult-favourite to a celebrity who is constantly recognised on the street.

Here’s hoping that the unique observational comedy style that has seen him rise to stardom is still as sharp as ever as he headlines in Australia. (AM)

Dec 1, 8.30pm. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown. $79.90. Tickets & info: