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Hannibal Buress Signs Multi-Platform Comedy Central Development Deal

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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.

Buress Signs Big Comedy Central Development Deal