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Hannibal Buress on Comedy Special ‘Miami Nights,’ Becoming a Meme, and More — IndieWire Live

Buress talked to IndieWire about everything from the TV series "Hannibal" to his 2018 comedy "Tag."

Hannibal Buress on Miami Nights, Meme Culture, More — IndieWire Live

The IndieWire Live Instagram series of video interviews continued earlier this month with comedian and actor Hannibal Buress, who joined IndieWire’s Creative Producer Leonardo Adrian Garcia for a discussion about his career, including his new comedy special “Miami Nights.” It’s currently streaming free on YouTube. Watch the IndieWire Live Instagram video above.

The special was inspired by a 2017 incident where Buress was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for disorderly intoxication after he asked a police officer to call him an Uber. The charges were dropped by prosecutors several days later. Buress told the Sun Sentinel in a 2018 interview that when he tried to go enter a bar to get a phone charger to call an Uber after the cop declined his request, he was told by the officer that he was too drunk to go inside.

In the IndieWire Live interview, Buress also discussed why he’s never seen any Hannibal Lecter content, and whether or not he’d ever guest-star in the possible revival of the cult series “Hannibal” for a Season 4. He also discussed the distress caused by becoming a meme (especially one where you’re shot), looked back on the movie “Tag,” and more.

Check out other IndieWire Live videos here. Other guests have included Elijah Wood, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Trejo, Eric Andre, Nicholas Britell, Julia Garner, Lulu Wang, Barry Jenkins, Diego Luna.

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