Hannibal 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 has featured on Comedy Central’s Broad City since 2014. Check out his podcast called “The Handsome Rambler” available on iTunes/Stitcher.
Allegations of sexual assault had swirled around Bill Cosby for years, but it is the comedian Hannibal Buress who is often credited with helping to put the actor’s treatment of women front and center in public consciousness.
“Bill Cosby has the fuckin’ smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress said at the time. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the ‘80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”
Buress also asked members of the audience to “Google ‘Bill Cosby rape’” when they got home, joking that it would have a whole lot more results than a search for his name, “Hannibal Buress”.
In July 2015, New York Magazine dedicated a cover story to 35 women accusing Cosby of assault – and from there, the numbers of accusers grew. He now faces accusations of sexual misconduct from more than 60 women.