Hannibal Amir Buress is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He started performing comedy in 2002 while attending Southern Illinois University. He has co-starred on Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show since 2012 and featured on Comedy Central's Broad City since 2014.Early lifeBuress was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 4, 1983, the son of teacher Margaret and Union Pacific Railroad employee John Buress. He was raised in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. He was named after Carthaginian General Hannibal Barca, and has told stories in his stand-up act about his name causing women to turn him down because of its association with fictional cannibal Hannibal Lecter. After attending Steinmetz College Prep, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale but did not graduate, where he became friends with hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle, his RA at the time.CareerBuress began his stand-up career at an open mic in 2002.