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Hannibal Buress to host 19th annual Webby Awards

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Hannibal Buress, the comedian, actor, and writer, will host the 19th Annual Webby Awards—honoring excellence on the internet—on May 18, 2015. 

In addition to giving opening remarks, Buress’s other duty is to enforce Webby’s five-word acceptance speech rule. (Examples include street artist Banky’s “Somebody painted over it,” and GIF inventor Steven Wilhite ruining our lives with, “It’s pronounced ‘JIF,’ not ‘GIF.'”)

The Webby Awards will air on demand at WebbyAwards.com the morning of Tuesday, May 19. Show highlights (including the Webby 5-Word Speeches) will be available, as well as the full show, for those with a non-internet-length attention span.

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