Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress has signed on with Comedy Central in a big way, the TV network announced today.
Buress, who has appeared on comedy outlets like NBC’s Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and HBO’s Louie, has signed a “multiplatform deal” that will see him have a reoccurring role on an upcoming series called Broad City, an original one-hour stand-up comedy special and a nationwide “Comedy Central Live” stand-up tour.
Chris Rock recently praised Buress as “the funniest comic I’ve seen in years.” We think he’s pretty great, too.
“This is really exciting. I can finally quit my day job at Quiznos,” Buress said in a press release. “People talk down about the Illuminati a lot but this is proof that membership has its benefits.”
Buress had his first hour-long stand-up special on Comedy Central last summer and has appeared on other shows on the network such as “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” “Kroll Show” and “Mash Up.”
There is no word yet on when viewers can expect to see Buress on screen, but we’ll keep you updated as more information is released.