Hannibal Buress plays drums at SXSW for Speedy Ortiz (VIDEO).

Hannibal Buress Plays Drums for Speedy Ortiz at SXSW, Warms Everyone’s Heart

Hannibal Buress Plays Drums for Speedy Ortiz at SXSW, Warms Everyone’s Heart

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March 18 2015 5:54 PM

Hannibal Buress Plays Drums for Speedy Ortiz at SXSW, Warms Everyone’s Heart

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Hannibal Buress, freelance drummer.

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for AWXI

It started with one innocent tweet:

What band wouldn’t want to take the on-the-rise comedian (and sharpshooting sniper of Bill Cosby’s career) up on his offer? And so, after a brief Twitter negotiation, Buress took the stage with indie grunge-rock band Speedy Ortiz at SXSW on Wednesday. True to his word, he was pretty terrible.

But it was all in good fun, and Buress is as endearing a performer as they come. Check out some fan footage below.

Hannibal Buress is playing drums for Speedy Ortiz! What!

A video posted by Sydney C. (@syd_666) on

#speedyortiz with #hannibalburress trying to figure out his way around the drums! Hilarious #SXSW

A video posted by Rus Gutierrez (@gasolineboots) on

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.