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Take a break from the darkness with Hannibal's hilarious S1 gag reel

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Jul 19, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

Get ready to giggle, Fannibals.

There's no getting around the fact that Bryan Fuller's Hannibal is a dark show. The characters face death, dismemberment and madness every week, and though the show does have its moments of levity, the darkness usually dominates every viewing. So it's no surprise that, to keep themselves sane, the show's stars need a good laugh every now and then.

Yesterday the Hannibal cast and crew gathered at San Diego Comic-Con to talk the show's past and future, and Entertainment Weekly managed to get the details of the first-season DVD/Blu-ray release. The season-one set will hit stores on Sept. 24 and feature audio commentaries, storyboards, featurettes, deleted scenes and, yes, a gag reel. We'll have to wait until September to see the full Hannibal giggle fest, but, again courtesy of EW, we've now got almost two minutes of it to enjoy. Check it out above. And yes, even Hannibal himself, Mads Mikkelsen, gets in on the laughs. 

Hannibal returns to NBC for its second season in 2014.

(Via EW)