Hannibal Buress is the comedian who made a name for himself by making fun of comedian Bill Cosby during a 2014 stand-up routine. On Saturday night, March 17, 2018, Buress got himself into a little hot water during a comedy set at Loyola University Chicago, a Catholic institution.By doing very same thing he has done with Bill Cosby, to the Catholic Church’ and it’s history of child molestation allegations. Buress was sent an email prior to taking the stage, he was informed to not to do swearing or performing material that referenced topics like illegal drug use, race, gender, sexual orientation or sexual assault.
His failure to go along with their request resulted in his mic being muted the first few minutes into his set. “B****-ass old people, I can project,” Buress goes on jokingly. “Y’all f*** kids, right?”
The sound guys drowned him out with music overhead. Buress’ performance was reportedly suspended for 15 minutes and he was allowed to return to continue with his set.
He later returned to stage to a standing ovation. He didn’t let the mic mute go without referencing throughout the show according to one attendee.