Netflix Announces Hannibal Buress Documentary Hannibal Takes Edinburgh

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Back in 2012, when Hannibal Buress was a relatively unknown comedian, a crew followed him around for 28 days while he performed nightly to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—the largest art and comedy festival in the world. The ensuing footage, along with moments of Buress exploring Scottish culture and explaining how he builds his stand-up routine, make up the upcoming Netflix documentary Hannibal Takes Edinburgh.

The full-length film will premiere on Netflix Friday, April 8. With Buress coming to wider attention through his role on Broad City and his now-infamous riff on Bill Cosby, the documentary offers fans a chance to see Buress getting his start, back when he was more funny than he was sweaty. Buress previously debuted his third hourlong special, Comedy Camisado, on Netflix in February.

Correction: The press release for Hannibal Takes Edinburgh originally said the film was shot in 2013. It was shot in 2012. Our piece has been updated accordingly.