Hannibal Buress, Hasan Minhaj to headline FSU Pow Wow event

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Comedians Hannibal Buress and Hasan Minhaj are coming to Tallahassee to perform live at Florida State University's Pow Wow event on November 17.

The event kicks off at 8 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

The show is free to FSU students who present a valid student ID at the door. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 8. Tickets are $37 for reserved seating and $27 for general admission and can be purchased online at www.tuckerciviccenter.com, by dialing (850) 583-4871, or at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Box Office.

The Pow Wow-- part of FSU Homecoming Week and one of the university's longest running traditions-- is emceed by former WCTV Sports Anchor Gene Deckerhoff, the voice of the Seminoles. The event will also include appearances by the FSU Marching Chiefs, FSU Flying High Circus, FSU Cheerleaders, and FSU Golden Girls among other student performances, and the crowning of the Homecoming Chief and Princess.

News Release: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University:

Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer, and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With his first national theatre standup comedy tour sold out and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. His third hour standup special Comedy Camisado is currently streaming on Netflix. He is also a cast member on Comedy Central's hit series Broad City, as well as the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Buress is a favorite on the latenight circuit and has written for NBC’s Saturday Night Live as well as 30 Rock. He’s also appeared in the comedy feature Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Baywatch, and most recently Spider-Man: Homecoming. He’s also lent his voice to the animated films The Secret Life of Pets and Angry Birds.

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, host, and writer. In November 2014, he made his debut as a full time correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning The Daily Show and became the last hire Jon Stewart made. HASAN MINHAJ: HOMECOMING KING is now streaming as a comedy special on Netflix, with Rick Famuyiwa attached as EP. The special has been received with rave reviews. Recently, Hasan had the prestigious honor of hosting the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, DC on April 29th. Hasan recently appeared in the feature film Rough Night, alongside Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon, and will be appearing in the film Most Likely to Murder, opposite Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally set to be released in 2018. Minhaj has been featured on Comedy Central’s hit show @Midnight and other TV credits include HBO’s Getting On, Arrested Development for Netflix, and Chelsea. He regularly performs standup and participates in storytelling shows around the country. His viral web series ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker, and the New York Times.