The Skidmore Entertainment Committee (SEC) announced this week that comedian Hannibal Buress will perform at this year’s Big Show. The performance will take place on October 2nd.
SEC President Dorothea Trufelman reported that the committee was planning on spending roughly half of what was spent on last year's Chance The Rapper Show, in order to leave extra money available in the budget for other events throughout the year. Tickets will be $5 for students.
Although the SEC’s choice to hire a comedian rather than a musical performer came as somewhat of a surprise, students have met the decision with positive anticipation. “Everyone I’ve talked to so far [is] pumped because they love Broad City,” SEC member Laura Hynes says. Buress plays the love interest of one of the two leading women in the web show hosted by Comedy Central. Broad City’s second season earned a 100% rating on the popular entertaining reviewing website Rotten Tomatoes.
Buress has recently been awarded his own show through the same network. Why? With Hannibal Buress aired just weeks ago on August 26th. Why? has been branded by Comedy Central as a sketch comedy show which showcases Buress’ “offbeat mind.” Like many comedians today, nothing is off limits for Buress. His versatile repertoire includes a successful roast of Justin Bieber, bar anecdotes, and tales of being fined for jaywalking. But, Buress is known for more controversial performances, namely sharp jabs at longtime actor Bill Cosby regarding various sexual assault scandals. Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, claims that “[Buress] kinda got [the scandal] started.”
Buress has written material for Saturday Night Live, and has been nominated for two Writer’s Guild of America Awards and for one primetime Emmy.