Watch the Hannibal Buress promos NBC didn't want you to see

Was it all the murder talk?

By Colin Gorenstein

Published July 8, 2015 4:53PM (EDT)

 Hannibal Buress    (Comedy Central)
Hannibal Buress (Comedy Central)

Hannibal Buress' new show "Why? With Hannibal Buress" premiers tonight at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central. Its potpourri of stand-up bits, sketches and man-on-the-street segments already have many anticipating some "Comedian Finds Perfect Way to Explain Topic” headline iterations.

In the weeks leading up to today, Buress has gone to town with a slew of tantalizingly funny promos for his show, including a low-budget Shark Week act and a mock "Daily Show" audition. And that's a good thing, too. Because it looks like NBC hasn't been so generous with airing his promos.

Mashable recently unearthed a handful of promos that were "banned" by the network for undisclosed reasons -- (too much murder-talk?) -- and were slated to run in Los Angeles and Chicago during "Hannibal."

You know, his namesake-rival.

In the promos, Buress promises that there will be "way" less murder in "Why?" than in the cannibal drama, which is currently seeking a new launch pad after being shut down by Amazon and Netflix.

Have a look at some of those ads courtesy of Mashable below:

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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