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Inside Joke: Hannibal Buress

One stand-up comedian explains how he develops some of his best material.

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New Grantland Channel series alert!

Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring new episodes of Inside Joke, a series that pulls back the curtain and takes you into a stand-up comedian’s process. In each episode, we’ll follow a different comedian as he prepares and performs his set, develops new material, and reflects on his work. In this episode, we join Hannibal Buress as he works on bits about a fedora he’s too scared to wear and, of course, Nelson Mandela popping molly.

Check back on Grantland for more Inside Joke episodes featuring Dave Attell, Judah Friedlander, W. Kamau Bell, and Kumail Nanjiani.

—David Jacoby