Because We Said So! WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS Premieres July 8, Exclusively on The Comedy Network

— June 23, 2015

– Topical half-hour series stars BROAD CITY regular and celebrated stand-up
comedian Hannibal Buress –
– Buress hosts an all-new episode of Comedy original stand-up series, JUST FOR LAUGHS ALL ACCESS, July 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT –

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WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS literally answers the biggest questions

  TORONTO (June 23, 2015) – The Comedy Network is about to (maybe) answer (some of) life’s most pressing (kinda, sorta) questions with the series debut of Why? With Hannibal Buress, Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. A celebrated stand-up comic, BROAD CITY regular, and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! ingrate, Hannibal Buress hosts this eight-episode, half-hour series, celebrating his hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it’s in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it, providing his unique perspective on each week’s topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, taped segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. Why? With Hannibal Buress is shot in front of a studio audience with each episode airing the week it is taped. For those who have yet to familiarize themselves with Buress, Comedy’s original series JFL: ALL ACCESS premieres a Buress-hosted episode Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.   **Media Note** - Download photography at bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/comedy About Hannibal Buress: A wildly popular Emmy® and WGA Award-nominated comedian, writer and actor, Buress has been praised by The New York Times as having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger.” He is a series regular on the hit series BROAD CITY and is the co-host of Adult Swim’s THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW. Buress also appeared in the 2014 blockbuster feature Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, just shot the film Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and was a featured Roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Buress’ credits also include the one-hour stand-up specials Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago and Animal Furnace. He has also been featured on several comedy-fan favorite shows including LOUIE, Bob’s Burgers, The Mindy Project, and KROLL SHOW. He illustrious writing credits include SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE as well as 30 ROCK, where he also appeared on camera. He is a favourite on the late night TV circuit with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Conan. Why? With Hannibal Buress is executive produced by Hannibal Buress, Jeff Stilson (The Chris Rock Show, Da Ali G Show), and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.

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