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Hannibal Buress Ready To Take Duck Duck Goose Around the Country

June 12, 2018 - 3:37 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- He may be out promoting his latest movie "Tag," but actor and comedian Hannibal Buress tells our Rebecca Granet if there was one game he needed to play for the rest of his life to keep himself young, he's going with a different childhood classic. 

"Duck Duck Goose, Sunday afternoons, 4 p.m.," Buress said.

But this wouldn't be just be any ordinary game. He's ready to take this around the country. 

"Switching up different locations. Different city every weekend. One week at McCarren Park. Another weekend Grant Park in Chicago. Then, you know, maybe you go to LA, you play it on Skid Row."

While it may be a while before you can catch Hannibal open his duck, duck, goose tour, you can watch him June 15 in his latest film "Tag." 

"I was thinking, 'This is a nice size role, some funny stuff, and it's based on a true story which is kind of weird but I'm with it.'"

Weird indeed.

The film centers around a group of friends who have been playing the same game of tag for thirty years. Buress plays Sable, one of five friends who get together one month every year for a no-holds-barred game of tag. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player named Jerry played by Jeremy Renner. 

While Hannibal and Jeremy are only portraying the characters on the big screen, the real group of "Tag Brothers" are actually from Spokane, Washington. The group gained national attention after being featured in the Wall Street Journal back in 2013. 

But no matter the circumstances, or distance, the group would always find their way to one another to keep the game alive. 
"They'd take trips. They'd get outfits, you know, wear disguises. They really go into it. But it's all built around friendship." 

The comedy-action flick also stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher. 

"It was nice to work with them. I'm a fan. It was super collaborative and fun because a lot of our scenes, it was four or five of us in a scene, so we kind of bounced off of each other different jokes and it was a good time.   

But despite those good times, and the theme of the film, Buress ensures no games of tag ever broke out on set. 

"We weren't that inspired. We had enough tag doing in the movie." 

We can dream, right? 

"Tag" opens in theaters June 15.