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Hannibal Buress hosts the Deep Webbys, an award show for Internet crime

Including categories such as "Easiest Place To Score Weed."


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 27, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:41 pm CDT

If you follow the Silk Road, you might find yourself at the secret location of the 2015 Dark Webbys, hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress. And if you’re nominated for “Best Graphic Design in a Blackmail Letter,” you’re up against some stiff competition.

OK, so the Dark Webbys might not actually be real, but Buress does a hilarious job officiating the ceremony in this spoof from Funny Or Die. (The Webbys, of course, are totally a thing—Buress is set to host the annual award show on May 18 in New York—but we’d much rather be in a shadowy and cramped locale, waiting to hear the “leakiest Wiki” announced.) 

Here are some of the more noteworthy categories: 

Funny Or Die

But, like, shouldn’t most people just have an IRL dealer? Meanwhile, we’ve heard the blackmail letter industry is really helping stimulate a huge industry of freelance graphic designers:

Funny Or Die

And, just because Buress so clearly enjoys how it sounds:

Funny Or Die

Check out the entire parody below. Did your shadiest Internet friend take home a prize?

In the end, the whole thing turns out to be a sting operation to bust all the Web’s most nefarious criminals. But really, leave Rhonda alone—she seems like a normal person. 

Photo via Funny Or Die

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*First Published: Apr 27, 2015, 12:04 pm CDT