If you like him on Broad City, and you’re insane enough to sit through The Eric Andre Show, you should be happy to know that standup comedian and star of the two aforementioned programs will be getting his own time slot on Comedy Central in the coming months.
Hannibal Buress, who, beyond his work on television, also happens to be a talented comic, will be taking doing his best to “help Comedy Central sell advertising” when Why? debuts this coming July.
According to Kent Alterman, the channel’s president of content development and original programming, the decision was about as nonchalant as we’ve come to expect from most things involving Buress.
“Hannibal keeps asking us ‘why’ so we just told him to go find out and we’ll air it.”
Buress, a Chicago native, made waves late last year when he called Bill Cosby out for hypocrisy stemming from his alleged behavior in the past. The comedian told his Philadelphia audience that Cosby’s stance of “pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the ’80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!” falls short due to the transgressions said to have been committed by the star. “Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”
Since the video of the performance spread, more than a dozen more Cosby accusers have come forward. We highly doubt Buress will be getting into anything even remotely as sensitive as Cosby on his new show, but we’re excited to see just how uncensored he remains.