Hannibal Buress really is the man of the hour: not just because he’s celebrating his 31st birthday Sunday, but also because he’s coming off a first season of Broad City that was so great it got name-dropped in a New Yorker cartoon, Seth Rogen just called him “the Jay-Z of stand-up comedy” in a hilarious interview over at Vulture, and his pilot just got picked up. (Actually, his tweet about that last one wasn’t quite true, as he recently explained to Conan). Oh, and his latest hour, “Live From Chicago,” drops Saturday at midnight on Comedy Central.
But what we’re really looking forward to is the Williamsburg stand-up’s birthday party, Sunday at the Knitting Factory. Unlike the free weekly he hosts there, this’ll cost you $20, but it’ll be worth it to see Michael Che — another local up-and-comer — as well as raunchy alt-cabaret act Bridget Everett and Kurt Metzger. Plus there’ll be a “special musical guest” — “I can’t announce him, but you know him,” Buress says on the Knit’s website, where you can still score tickets.
Buress promises: “We are going to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of the ability to pay your own rent.” Amen.