Hannibal Buress' mic cut off after joke about Catholic Church's history of molestation

- Controversial comedian Hannibal Buress, who is best known for his persistent routines about the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, had his mic cut off minutes into his set at a Catholic university.

According to attendees, Buress began his set by revealing a set of guidelines Loyola University Chicago had sent him prior to his show at the school's Colossus event.

In the email from the school, Buress stated, he was asked to refrain from "content about rape, sexual assault, race, sexual orientation/gender...illegal drugs or the use of."

So when Buress made a joke about the Catholic Church's history of child molestation, his mic was shut off, according to attendees on Twitter.

"B---- a-- old people, I can project," Buress said referencing the school's letter which he projected onto a screen onstage. "Y'all f--k kids, right," Buress said before the mic cut out.

The crowd reportedly booed but then quieted, so Buress could be heard without a mic. However, the program organizers then turned the background music up very loud so he could not be heard and Buress walked off the stage.

Loyola's Department of Programming (DOP) assistant director told the school's paper The Phoenix, "DOP students did not make any day-of decisions for Hannibal Buress' show. Student Development Administrators made the decisions."

One of the students in attendance tweeted that Buress returned to the stage 15 minutes later and was greeted with a standing ovation.

Buress made several references to the debacle during the rest of his set.

"There were content restrictions that were put with this gig," Buress said. "Which I agreed to, but today I was like, 'No, f--k that.'"

He added, "Imagine that, a grown out of touch person trying to police what goes into your ears and brain."

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