Comedian and New Orleans aficionado Hannibal Buress
was given a press pass from ESPN to cover the New Orleans Pelicans game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and filed the video report below. While not as hilarious as the bit Buress performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
, it's still pretty entertaining.
Among the highlights, Buress' fascination with saying "Smoothie King Center" and his simple, yet insightful contextualization of losing a basketball game ("life is pretty chill otherwise"). Buress made similar observations during his stand up sets around town (including two shows at the Civic Theater
and another two sets opening for Dave Chappelle
) while filming in New Orleans.