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Hannibal Buress Signs Multi-Platform Comedy Central Development Deal

Comedian Hannibal Buress and Skrillex perform during "The Big Live Comedy Show" presented by YouTube Comedy Week held at Culver Studios on May 19, 2013 in Culver City, California.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Hannibal Buress has signed a large, multi-platform development deal with Comedy Central. Development deals aren't new for the stand-up and former SNL/30 Rock writer, as he's had one with ABC and Fox over the last couple of years; however, this is by far the most all-encompassing. The deal includes a recurring role on the upcoming series Broad City, an hour-long stand-up special, a national tour, and an unscripted pilot. Buress is easily one of the two or three most buzzed-about up-and-coming stand-ups; he's just waiting for the right platform to truly break through. Good news is, with how it's going, it appears Hannibal will likely be available as a name for his show.

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