Hannibal Buress Talks 'SNL' & '30 Rock' Roots + New Comedy Central Special

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Rennaisance funny man Hannibal Buress took some time to wax a bit on his comedic origins with UPROXX, divulging some origin tales about his early writing gigs on 30 Rock and SNL and his upcoming hour-long Comedy Central special. The Chi-town native gushed a bit on paying his dues for the two titans of NBC programming, explaining that while he was written into quite a few episodes of 30 Rock as the hapless homeless guy and sat in for Tracy Morgan on a few table readings, SNL gave him the good ole Larry David shaft.

After writing a skit and rehearsing it before the show, it got cut without a thought. Luckily, Hannibal seems to be a bit more composed than LD ever was, as I imagine dude didn't walk up to his boss and quit upon receiving the proverbial chop (then walk in the next day as if nothing had happened.) Having gotten some of his origin stories out of the way, HB shows love to N'awlins and lays down some promo for his new CC special, which airs this Saturday at 10pm and is available to download ahead of its premiere via CC's website for $5. For the full scoop, head over to UPROXX, tune in this weekend for Hannibal's hour-long special and make sure to catch his recurring roles on Broad City and Chozen.