Hannibal Buress Arrest Body Cam Video Shows Comedian Saying 'What's Up, YouTube?'

Hannibal Buress performs onstage during day 1 of FYF Fest 2017 on July 21, 2017 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. Timothy Norris/Getty Images for FYF

There's no doubt it's Hannibal Buress in the police body cam footage published by the Miami Herald Tuesday. He identifies himself in the video almost immediately. But even if he didn't announce his presence, the way the man prods the police officer—using the dry monotone he employs on stage—makes clear who it is.

"Put the camera on," Buress says at the very beginning of the footage. "Hey whatsup, it's me. This cop, he's stupid. What's happening, what's up, it's me Hannibal Buress."

The comedian was arrested in Miami in December for misdemeanor disorderly intoxication, and the footage was released as a part of the ongoing case.

In the video, he isn't shy about telling the police officer, Luis Verne, what he thinks of him. "This cop is stupid as f--k," Buress said. "Hey, what's up YouTube?"

My favorite part of the @hannibalburess body-cam video is the random hipsters who rally to his side. “You can’t be getting after Hannibal like that!” https://t.co/UEyBHxuszY

— David Ovalle (@DavidOvalle305) January 16, 2018

It was then that Verne told the popular stand-up comedian—who has had roles in film and TV like Broad City, Baywatch, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Neighbors (where he played a cop)—to put his hands behind his back. Buress, walking backwards, asked what the charge was.

The comedian was then spotted by folks who recognized him as a celebrity. "I'm under arrest right now for calling him a bitch-ass n---a," Buress told the people on the sidewalk.

They also asked what the charges were. Buress then again asked what his charge was. "Oh, you'll find out in a little bit," the officer said. The people on the sidewalk then began filming, which the comedian encouraged while the officer asked them to move away.

"I am here for you, I am goddamn here for this," a bystander told Buress.

The officer was seemingly upset with the filming and told the people to back up. "They can film, you're a public servant," Buress said.

Comedian Hannibal Buress speaks onstage at Hilarity for Charity NYC Cocktail Party at The Jane Hotel on April 8, 2014, in New York City. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Hilarity For Charity

Eventually the officer got Burress to a police car. After repeated, forceful requests to know what his charges are, an officer eventually told Buress—handcuffed against a car—that he was being detained for "trespassing, disorderly intoxication, do you want me to keep going?"

The nearly nine-minute long video ends with Buress cackling in the back seat of the police car, yelling, "Yoooo, you guys..." before, he was seemingly told—the audio is not 100% clear—"to get the f--k out."

The Miami Herald reported at the time that the police report claimed Buress asked an officer to call him an Uber. When he declined to do so, the comedian went into a venue followed by the officer, who Buress thought was too intoxicated.

"Once outside, the defendant stood by the front gate and continued yelling profanities," the officer's report read. "I, then again, asked him to leave the area about five times. A crowd began to gather and vehicular traffic slowed as they watched the defendant yelling and being disorderly. Defendant arrested."