Hannibal Buress has dropped a surprise announcement on us. Said new is that his feature-length documentary film, Hannibal Takes Edinburgh will be released on Netflix this Friday.
Filmed over the course of 28 days in August 2013, Hannibal Takes Edinburgh follows Buress as the then up-and-coming comedian performed nightly to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest art and comedy festival in the world. The film blends extended moments from Buress’ pin-sharp observational stand-up with scenes of the comedian waxing philosophic on building his comedy routine, life on the road for a comedian and immersing himself in the Scottish culture.
While the press release stated this doc was shot in 2013, Buress later clarified on Twitter that it was actually from his 2012 stint at the festival, not 2013. This is the latest in the comedian’s working relationship with Netflix, releasing his latest special, Comedy Camisado on the streaming platform just a few weeks back in February.
In addition to Buress, Judd Apatow serves as executive producer of the documentary which was directed by Ryan Ferguson. Ferguson also directed Hannibal Buress’s previous documentary A Week To Kill, which followed the comedian as he prepped himself and his act in the few days leading up to the taping of his first Comedy Central special, Animal Furnace.