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Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money

Hannibal Buress walks through a city of lost souls, i.e. the Gathering of the Juggalos' Drug Bridge
Hannibal Buress walks through a city of lost souls, i.e. the Gathering of the Juggalos' Drug Bridge
photo by Nate "Igor" Smith

On the comedy stage of All Tomorrow's Parties New York this weekend is the recently minted 30 Rock writer Hannibal Buress. The local comic's been all over the festival circuit this summer, from Pitchfork to Wilco's Solid Sound to the Gathering of the Juggalos. The latter is where he told dearly departed Paste that Tina Fey discovered him for his new job.

How does one's booking engagements span from a Pitchfork slot to a Wilco gig to an Insane Clown Posse bacchanal? Accidentally, Buress says. "I think [ICP's label Psychopathic Records] called my agent asking for somebody else. I think Rob Schneider's repped by the same company, but not the same agent. They ended up asking me if I wanted to do it. I was like, 'Alright.' The money is pretty good." So good that the "Juggalos paid me the most that I've ever made from one show!" $5000, perhaps?

Hannibal, entertaining people passed out on hay bales
Hannibal, entertaining people passed out on hay bales
all photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Proud to take full credit for convincing Buress to come out and to spill Faygo everywhere
Proud to take full credit for convincing Buress to come out and to spill Faygo everywhere
The man and his Faygo
The man and his Faygo
all photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Face-painted ladies!
Face-painted ladies!

 

The man and his Faygo
The man and his Faygo
all photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money
Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money
Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money
Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money
Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money
Comedian Hannibal Buress on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Some Damn Good Money

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