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Hannibal Buress


Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress has been making us laugh for a while. We've watched him go from that random guy on Comedy Central to a household name with a stand-up career, movie appearances, and TV roles. At the moment, Hannibal is on a new national stand-up tour, The Hannibal Montanabal Experience, and will be at the Chicago Theatre on September 14. Go see the show, we know we will.

The man also has good taste in restaurants and bars, evidenced by his picks for today. He's got you covered for all occasions, from tasting menus in Wicker Park to fun spots in Hyde Park. So buy tickets here to see Hannibal live, and make sure to check out his Friday Fives below. We'll let you decide on your own whether you should follow @booty.247 or not.

The Spots

East Room Perfect For: Raucous Party Atmosphere 2828 W Medill Ave

I love coming to East Room in Logan Square. It's always a lively diverse crowd. It has great energy and people dancing and you might spot a rapper or ballerina hanging out next to you.

Schwa Perfect For: Unique Dining Experience 1466 N Ashland Ave

This place is amazing. Next level weird food. Go once if you can. It changed my life for 2 hours then everything was back to the same afterwards.

Café Chicago Perfect For: Cheap Eats 2144 W Van Buren St

I went to this place for the first time recently and had the turkey jerk wrap and it was amazing. This is a lowkey hidden gem in Chicago. I write some of my best raps in this place. I'm thinking about opening a judo studio next to it.

The Promontory Perfect For: Big Groups 5311 S Lake Park West

I visited this venue for the first time this summer during the Silver Room Block party. It's outstanding. Great crowds. Strong drinks. They have a wide range of events from concerts, comedy shows, and silent discos. I guess that's not that wide of a range but it's a nice spot in a popping area and you might meet someone there that you'll want to have bathroom sex with at some point in life. Not that bathroom but a bathroom at a way grimier establishment.

Frances Cocktail Lounge Perfect For: Classic Establishment 307 E 75th St

This bar has been around for about 50 years and is a staple of South Side night life. Strong drinks and good times and cool ass bartenders.

Instagram People


This guy is a super gifted comedian. He has recurring characters and angles and he does a bunch of funny stuff on the gram. I'm always checking his videos on the regular.

Gary Vaynerchuck


Whenever I want to get motivated about handling business I go to Gary V. He's constantly posting inspiring content.

Lorenzo Cromwell


This guy has really used the format in a different way. He does sketches but he also breaks the 4th wall. He makes his character into the underdog getting yelled at by someone on or off camera and then looks into the camera like he's pleading for help from the audience. It gets me every time.

Jasmin Brown


Amazing funny comedic actress. She's extremely prolific. She has another page @toyaturnup where she plays a hilarious character.


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