Hannibal Buress to headline SPB fall comedy show

Kathleen White | Contributing Reporter

Hannibal Buress will headline this year’s Social Programming Board Fall Comedy Show, according to an announcement from SPB tonight.

Buress, known for his work on “Broad City” and the “Eric Andre Show,” will perform Oct. 18 in Graham Chapel.

Hannibal Buress arrives to the "Baywatch" movie world premiere's beach party and red carpet event on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS)

Hannibal Buress arrives to the “Baywatch” movie world premiere’s beach party and red carpet event on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.

SPB’s announcement has been met with excitement by some students including seniors Drea Gonzalez and Emily Byrn.

“I love him, he is one of the funniest people ever,” Gonzalez said. “I’m so excited.”

“He’s got great specials and he does this amazing bit on my favorite podcast. He’s great,” Byrn said.

Other students, like senior Poorva Jain and sophomore Ruth Durrell, were unfamiliar with Burress and his work.

“My initial reaction is to look on Netflix. I think I’ve seen the name before but I’m not sure,” Jain said.

“I don’t even know who he is,” Durell said.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free to all Washington University undergraduates.