Hannibal Buress @ Madison Square Garden

Last week I got a text from Hannibal Buress. He was opening up for Aziz Ansari at fucking Madison Square Garden and asked me if I could come hang out and shoot some photos of the occasion. I was on my way to watch hockey at a bar a few blocks from MSG anyway, I had to miss overtime but it seemed worth it.

I didn’t shoot a ton but I think I got some cool shots of Hannibal throughout the night. The worst photos are the shots of him on stage because I didn’t bring my 70mm-200mm with me and I was shooting from behind the stage. Still, I think the shots reasonably capture the enormity of the situation. The backstage stuff and after party shots are more fun anyway.

I am not one for being star struck but it was pretty insane to have Chris Rock just hanging out all night. A lot of comedians aren’t funny in normal conversation but that dude is apparently hilarious at every moment. Just listening to him talk to Hannibal for a few minutes made my night.

Before I get to the photos I just want to say how amazing it is that Aziz and Hannibal got to play not one, but two shows at Madison Square Garden. Aziz has come so far from the funny dude I’d bring to random dance parties in the LES and Hannibal is doing such big things since I met him at the Gathering of the Juggalos where he was performing because they couldn’t get Rob Schneider. Hannibal and Aziz are both so fucking funny and very solid dudes. Watching them kill at one of the most legendary venues on Earth was pretty special.

Now click here to see my shots of Hannibal Buress at Madison Square Garden.

Aziz Ansari & Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress @ Madison Square Garden

Hannibal Buress & Chris Rock

Hannibal Buress & The League

Hannibal Buress

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