10/15/2014 02:56 pm ET

Hannibal Buress Uses Kanye West And Prince To Distract Himself From ISIS

We all deal with impending trouble and tragedy in our own ways. For Hannibal Buress, that means fantasizing about a non-existent Kanye West song he imagined.

On a recent tour, Buress saw West in the Minneapolis airport. Curious, he looked up West's concert schedule only to reveal no Minneapolis stop scheduled. Buress thought further, concluding that since Prince lives in Minneapolis, West and Prince were working on a song together.

"So I'm real excited about this thing I made up in my head. I get to San Francisco, I'm at the comedy club talking to another comedian and I say, "I saw Kanye in the Minneapolis airport. Why is Kanye in Minneapolis? Maybe he's doing a song with Prince,'" Buress told host Caitlyn Becker. "I was like, 'Wouldn't that be crazy if Kanye and Prince were doing a song?' She said, 'Why are you so excited about that?' And I said, 'Because it helps distract me from ISIS. And the fact that my parents will die one day.' That's what pop culture's for, right?"

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