Danny Brown Says He’s ‘Addicted’ to Stand-Up After Making Comedy Debut Opening for Hannibal Buress

"I didn’t bomb!" the rapper tweeted after making his stand-up debut in Texas on Thursday as an opener for Hannibal Buress in front of a 4,000-person audience.


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Danny Brown is pursuing a new calling: comedy.

The Detroit rapper made his stand-up debut on Thursday night as an opener for Hannibal Buress in Huntsville, Texas—in front of a massive 4,000-person audience.

Tonights my first time going on stage and doing stand up … wish me luck 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) September 23, 2021

“I didn’t bomb!!!!!!!” Brown tweeted following his set.

I didn’t bomb!!!!!!!

— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) September 24, 2021

Brown, 40, also thanked Buress, 38, for pushing him to pursue comedy.

“Hannibal killing em now owe this dude for life for giving me the confidence to finally get on stage,” Danny wrote alongside an image of Hannibal on stage.

Hannibal killing em now owe this dude for life for giving me the confidence to finally get on stage pic.twitter.com/nDP8fytQbd

— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) September 24, 2021

In a pair of tweets that have since disappeared, he wrote, “Definitely have a lot to work on but I can honestly say I’m addicted now and want to get better at this so I’m definitely gonna go hard when I get back home. Thank you to everyone who sent me good luck wishes it definitely helped cause playing in front of 4K for my first stand up set definitely had me missing sleep last night.”

Brown has always been a fan of comedy. Back in 2019, he told Pigeons & Planes about how he dreamt of being a rapper and comedian when he was a kid.

“Comedy’s been a part of my life since rap was, ya know? It all goes hand-in-hand,” the Atrocity Exhibition rapper said. “I remember back when I was in school and I would tell people that I wanted to be a rapper and shit and them muthafuckas would laugh at me. From then on, I just said I wanted to be a comedian. Until one day, my teacher told me to tell a joke and I froze up.”

He continued, “My 5th Grade teacher told me I should stick to rap and was adamant about it, so shout out to Ms. Capen. She was my first A&R! Any school program she could put me in to rap, she’d put me in to rap. I’m probably a rapper because of Ms. Capen, she really pushed me and told me that I had a talent that I shouldn’t let go to waste.”

Back in July, Danny Brown revealed on Twitter that his next album is “done.” The project will be the follow-up to his 2019 album uknowhatimsayin¿.

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