Hannibal Buress Teams Up With Spotify For New Show

The comedian will “provide unfiltered commentary” on songs of his own choosing.

Spotify's In Residence series recruits artists and celebrities to talk about songs, offering a low key response to Apple's steady stream of famous musicians with personal radio shows. According to a press release, "Each presenter is hand-picked in recognition of their proven skills in finding, exploring and explaining the very best music around. Each episode features songs chosen by the artist as well as their free-form commentary—which can be about anything at all. In Residence shows are uncensored and no topic is off-limits." The commentary is only available to premium Spotify users.

The comedian's first episode debuts today, and he will make six in total. "I'm excited for this opportunity to change lives and inspire people with my choice of songs," Buress said in a statement. "I haven't had such an influential platform since my 2008 appearance on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Thank you."

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Buress also has a new standup special titled Comedy Camisado airing on Netflix next Friday.

January 27, 2016
Hannibal Buress Teams Up With Spotify For New Show