Hannibal Buress had the best response to ‘Hannibal’ getting canceled

There can only be one.

It was his moment, and he was going to take it. As Hannibal fans mourned the loss of their favorite show last night, one man was getting his payback for years of trolling.

Like every human fortunate enough to be named after a Carthaginian emperor, comedian Hannibal Buress has spent years, and probably decades, fending off “cannibal” jokes.

So when news broke Monday night that NBC would not be renewing Hannibal for a fourth season, Buress seized the opportunity to get his own life back.

First, the obligatory Highlander joke, combined with promo for his upcoming series Why? 

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Then, affectionate trolling:

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As one person pointed out, Hannibal the comedian and Hannibal the cannibal may have more in common than one might suspect:

I think it’s safe to say Hannibal Buress probably didn’t kill and eat anyone at NBC in order to make Bryan Fuller‘s show disappear. Probably.

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Aja Romano

Aja Romano

Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.