Many people may know Hannibal Buress as the comedian who helped to tarnish Bill Cosbyâ€™s reputation. His joke about Cosbyâ€™s alleged past of sexual assault, ignited a domino affect of alleged victims and celebrities coming forth which spanned nearly three decades.
Before Cosby broadened his audience, Buress was already an Emmy nominated comedian writer and actor having appeared on several Comedy Central and Adult Swim shows as an actor.
As a writer, you may have laughed at the jokes Buress penned for Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Bobâ€™s Burgers as well as The Mindy Project.
Now Buress is getting his own half-hour series, Why? With Hannibal BuressÂ The show will most likely succeed having the hit Comedy Central series, Key & Peele as the lead in.
Here are more details on the show courtesy of Shadow & Act.
â€œThe weekly, half-hour series will celebrate Buress’ off-beat comedic voice and point-of-view, during which he’sÂ address just about everything topical, viaÂ stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. Through the 8-episode season, Why? With Hannibal Buress will be shot in front of a studio audience and each episode will tape the same week it airs.â€
Why? With Hannibal BuressÂ premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Comedy Central,