Welcome to another edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week, I'm highlighting three standup comedy specials from Hannibal Buress that are all available on Netflix, Animal Furnace (2012), Live at Chicago (2014) and Comedy Camisado (2015).
I've really enjoyed Hannibal Buress anytime I've seen him pop up on shows like Broad City or talk shows. These stand-up specials are all great and distinct shows with different material and bits. Hannibal's style tends to be a collection of smaller, quick one-liners and stories with a hyper focus on daily life and its quirks. His casual, dry demeanor also works in his favor do, since his delivery is so chill and simple. Other comedians may be more animated and energetic, but Hannibal succeeds with his low energy and unique perspective on things around him.
Each of these specials are equally strong, which is rare, as some comedians will have one strong set and once they do another special with all new material, it just never reaches the heights of their previous work. Hannibal's stand-up game is strong, and with more television and movie work coming down the pipeline, I hope he continues to foster his craft, since he is one of the best comedians out there right now.
Netflix is really upping their stand-up comedy game, and these three specials are some of the better ones they have available. They're helping to highlight all sorts of comedians, everyone from Hannibal, to Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Handler, and Bill Burr.
I definitely recommend checking out any and all of these Hannibal Buress comedy specials. They're all very fun!