Hannibal Buress will be hosting this year’s Webby Awards on May 18.
The 19th annual award ceremony will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Buress was chosen to host in part because of his own online fame.
“The Internet is a huge fan of Hannibal’s,” said the executive director of the Webby Awards, David-Michel Davies. “He isn’t someone who just gets Internet culture — he is literally helping to shape it every day.”
Buress currently has a regular role on the once-web series “Broad City” (now on Comedy Central). He recently helped roast Justin Bieber on Comedy Central and co-hosts “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim. You can find his stand-up comedy special “Live From Chicago” on Comedy Central online.
Webby Award nominees will be announced on April 7.