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Watch Hannibal Buress Berate Bag Thief on ‘Why?’

Comedy Central clip finds comedian calling out “douchebag” who stole his laptop bag

Whether he’s tracking down Twitter trolls or making fun of PETA protesters, Hannibal Buress isn’t afraid to unleash his annoyance – albeit in his own laid-back style. But the comedian goes full-on Hulk in a new clip from his Comedy Central series, Why?, calling out the “douchebag” who stole his laptop bag a few weeks ago at a bar. “You ever have someone steal something from you, and then you catch them, and then they act like they weren’t stealing?” Buress says. “It’s infuriating.” 

Buress recounts the incident: After being given the thief’s contact information from the bar, he reached out via text message and berated him, leading to a series of awkward exchanges. Instead of inviting the suspect on the show to grill him “Steve Wilkos-style,” the comedian channels his rage with a dramatic reading of the text message chain, with three staff writers portraying the perpetrator.

Standing against a brooding black background, Buress stares straight into the camera, reading lines like a thriller movie villain – and even ripping his deep V-neck at the climax. “You ruined one of my days,” he intones. “I’ll ruin 30 of yours. Have a good one.”

Everything worked out in the end: Buress got his goods back, and he got to shame the criminal, if cryptically, on national television. Why? with Hannibal Buress airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.

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