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Comedian Hannibal Buress will appear at the Arcada

Comedian Hannibal Buress will appear at the Arcada
Hannibal Buress is coming to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for a show March 18. (Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Comedian Hannibal Buress comes to the suburbs for a night of standup comedy.

Buress is a comedian, writer, musician and actor from Chicago's Austin neighborhood. His third standup special, "Comedy Camisado," is currently streaming on Netflix, he's a cast member on Comedy Central 's series "Broad City," as well as the co-host of "The Eric Andre Show" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

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He's coming to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for a 7 p.m. show March 18. It's his first time performing at the Arcada, and it's his only local show in the foreseeable future.

He's at the stage in his career where he's able to space his shows out so the pace is not as grueling.

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"I travel with a group of friends and we try to make the most of it and have a good time on the road," he said. "After we're out there for five, six straight days at a time, it can wear on you a bit but I get to do a job that I love and make a good living at it, so I'll take that."

Buress was a writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," where he had a recurring role as a homeless person. He has taken his talents to the big screen, with roles in "Daddy's Home," "Baywatch" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming." His vocal talents can also be heard in the animated films "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Angry Birds."

A simple Google search on Buress shows he's a man with a lot of jobs. It's a wonder he has time to do everything.

"You try to manage the time. It's a lot, you have to flip your brain into different modes a lot of the time," he said. "You just try to get the work done and do a good job."

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He opened for comedy icon Chris Rock at the Chicago Theatre last September and in December, headlined a show at Chicago's Civic Opera House. He also launched a podcast, "Handsome Rambler," which he co-hosts with his DJ Tony Trimm.

Out of all of his many projects and gigs, standup comedy is still his favorite.

"Standup is the most fun. I started doing standup and standup led to the other different opportunities. All the acting and writing, all of that stuff stems from people connecting to my standup."

His inspiration for his standup shows comes from everyday life.

"Comedy can come from anywhere. Observing people, seeing different things happening on television, or hearing something over and over and it annoying me enough to want to talk about it onstage," he said. "Just a weird thought or a different opinion than everyone else. It's all types of places it can come from."

In addition to his current tour and recording his podcast, he's got an upcoming movie called "Tag" that rolls into theaters June 15. It stars Jeremy Renner , Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Rashida Jones, Annabelle Wallis and Leslie Bibb.

St. Charles audiences will see "a man talking for an hour about his life. A 35-year-old man cursing for an hour. Get a drink before."

Annie Alleman is a freelance reporter for The Beacon-News.

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Hannibal Buress

When: March 18

Where: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles

Tickets: $39-$99

Information: 630-962-7000; www.arcadalive.com

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