Beyond Cosby

Hannibal Buress, February 25

If you haven't heard of Hannibal Buress, then you've likely at least heard of the firestorm revolving around Bill Cosby's rape allegations. Over the years as numerous women have filed various sexual assault suits against Cosby, few paid attention. At least not until last October when Buress took the stage in Philadelphia.

“I don't know what I'm doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns,” Buress said that night.

Buress' comments about Cosby's sordid past made waves in the social media realm and, finally, larger media networks picked the story up from there.

So who is Hannibal Buress? The NYC via Chicago comedian, who will appear at the Crest Theatre on Wednesday, February 25, has made a name for himself in his own right—beyond all that Cosby drama—as a co-host on Adult Swim's The Eric André Show, and he's a cast member on Comedy Central's Broad City. He's also a former writer for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, and until recently hosted a weekly comedy night at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn where he gets to lampoons hipsters as self-proclaimed “living proof of mustache humor.”

“There are a lot of dudes in my neighborhood that have handlebar mustaches … but don't try and have a conversation with me like you don't have a handlebar mustache,” Buress has railed. “[They] try to talk about regular stuff like music and politics—nah dude, if you got a handlebar mustache all I want to hear you talk about is Slinkys and kazoos and that's it.” Got it? 7:30 p.m. $35. 1001 K Street.