Controversial comedian Hannibal Buress lands Comedy Central series


It appears to be Hannibal Buress’ turn to bat.

After spending years writing for other comedians and cutting his teeth in Hollywood, the Chicago native will finally get the chance to fully flex his creative muscle with the announcement that he will be receiving his very own half hour show on Comedy Central.

The network recently green-lighted eight episodes of Why? With Hannibal Buress. The show will feature Buress examining happenings in pop culture through stand-up, man on the street segments, and in-studio guest interviews in front of a live audience.

“I’m extremely excited to help Comedy Central sell advertising,” joked Buress in a released statement.

It was Buress’ controversial stand-up bit about past rape allegations against icon Bill Cosby that went viral last year and brought the issue to the national consciousness after it was seemingly swept under the rug for years.

Buress is currently a regular on Comedy Central’s hit show, “Broad City,” as well as a co-host of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show.” He made an appearance in the 2014 comedy, Neighbors, and just finished work on the upcoming film Daddy’s Home with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Fans can next catch Buress on the upcoming Comedy Central “Roast of Justin Bieber” scheduled to air on March 30.

“Why? With Hannibal Buress” is set to debut in July.

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