Monday, November 23, 2015

Comedian Hannibal Buress does surprise show at Wonderland on Sunday

Whoa! Comedian and actor Hannibal Buress did a surprise show at Wonderland last night, trying out some new material. He hosts Why? With Hannibal Buress on and is a recurring character on Broad City as Ilana's sort-of romantic interest, and made news last year as the guy who brought out Bill Cosby's sexual assaults into public knowledge.

DCist has the story -- Wonderland hosts a free local stand-up night on Sundays, and after 16 other comedians, Buress walked up unannounced. He did a 40 minute set on politics, kids, social media and more. They report that before his surprise set, he was sitting at the bar next to a lady who knew who he was but didn't say anything, instead tweeting about him sitting there. Pretty funny and weird.

He tweeted about the set just before it happened, but later deleted the tweet.

Pretty cool -- and to me, another reason why our neighborhood watering hole is awesome. (Also another reason why Buress is awesome.)

Here's Buress from a New York show in case the DCist tweet above doesn't work.

Photo by 92Y Tribeca

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