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?