Our Town’s Hannibal Buress gets Comedy Central gig

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Comedian Hannibal Buress — whose criticism of Bill Cosby last fall led to the firestorm of rape accusations against the veteran entertainer — has been tapped by Comedy Central to front his own show. The network has given the go-ahead to an initial eight episodes of “Why? With Hannibal Buress.”

The concept will be built around the comedian’s approach to all kinds of issues — showcased through him doing stand-up, man-on-the-street interviews and interviews with in-studio guests.

The program will be taped before a live studio audience.

The 32-year-old Chicago native is a series regular now on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and the co-host of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show,” currently in its third season. His films have included last year’sNeighbors,” and herecently wrapped “Daddy’s Home,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Buress is also on the slate for the bigJustin Bieber roast airing March 30.


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