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Chicago's Hannibal Buress lands Comedy Central deal

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He went from struggling local standup to local headliner to national headliner to "Saturday Night Live" writer to "30 Rock" writer to co-starring in the lauded "The Eric Andre Show" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

Now Chicago's own Hannibal Buress -- a favorite of Louis C.K. and Chris Rock, among others -- has his own development deal at Comedy Central. Per promotional verbiage, it includes a co-starring role on "Broad City" (a popular web series that's slated to debut on Comedy Central in 2014), a pilot commitment, a one-hour stand-up special and a nationwide stand-up tour.

"This is really exciting," Buress said in a statement. "I can finally quit my day job at Quiznos. People talk down about the illuminati a lot, but this is proof that membership has its benefits."

If you want to see Buress live and in the flesh, he'll be back in town next month for a June 14 appearance with Northwestern grad, native Evanstonian and future Jimmy Fallon replacement Seth Meyers at the Chicago Theatre during the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.

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