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.