Have you ever wondered what the story is behind Hannibal Buress quitting The Eric Andre Show? Well, if not, here’s the scoop.
Harrison Buress Background
Hannibal Buress is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has been touring all over the globe for years now.
He has also featured in various T.V. shows and films. Buress has starred in Neighbors 2, Sorority Rising, Spider-Man Homecoming, Baywatch (2017), Broad City, 30 Rock, and more!
Buress’ comedy often focuses on race relations in America. He recently released a Netflix special called Animal Furnace that was filmed in his hometown of Chicago.
Harrison and the Eric Andre Show
Hannibal joined the cast of The Eric Andre Show when it first premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim back in 2012.
He was a co-host alongside comedian Rob Huebel for four seasons. Buress decided to leave the show after just two episodes into season four in 2014.
It seems that he left because of creative differences between himself and series creator/star Eric Andre.
In the show, Eric plays Hannibal’s friend, who gets him jobs. At the same time, the two constantly try to kill each other with various pranks throughout every episode!
This led many fans to believe there were major tensions behind at all times, ultimately leading to Hannibal Buress’ departure. But why did Hannibal leave the Eric Andre show?
According to one source, it is due to the lack of respect from his co-workers on this show.
Another reason for his departure might be because of some racially insensitive jokes made about Buress.
It could also have been something else entirely different, but whatever it was caused a lot of tension between them.
Eventually, they parted ways mutually after four seasons together (The A.V. Club).
Why Did Hannibal Quit Eric Andre?
Hannibal Buress quit Eric Andre because he was tired of the show format.
Before Buress’ exit, Eric Andre opened up about the actor’s abrupt decision to leave. In the revelation, Andre discloses that Buress decided to quit when they started discussions for the new season.
According to Eric, Hannibal refused to be a part of season five since he was tired of the format! He craved something new.
While Andre regrets losing his comedy partner, he convinced Hannibal to return for a couple of episodes.
Hannibal himself refused to comment on the reasons for the fallout. Having gained a lot of clout appearing in the show and other comedy gigs, maybe it was time he moved on.
However, it seems that there is no bad blood between Hannibal and Eric Andre. Hell! It wouldn’t be a shocker if Hannibal returned as a permanent host for season six!
What does Hannibal Do Now?
Hannibal has since gone on to release his own Netflix special called Animal Furnace.
He also became a regular guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
So if you are still wondering what happened with Hannibal Buress quitting The Eric Andre Show for good, now you know!