"WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS" PREMIERES
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL(R)
NEW YORK, June 22, 2015 - Life's most pressing questions will be answered when "Why? With Hannibal Buress" premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, after an all-new "Key & Peele."
The weekly, half-hour topical series will celebrate Buress' hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it's in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it, providing his unique perspective each week, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. Through the eight-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.
The expanded world of "Why? With Hannibal Buress" goes beyond the television. For more discussion of "life's biggish questions" fans can enjoy original video, shareable clips and go behind the scenes on various social platforms including Instagram, Snapchat Discover, Twitter and Facebook, for 24/7 access to the show. Fans can also follow @hannibalburess on Twitter for more interaction.
Episodes of "Why? With Hannibal Buress" will be available the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu, Verizon Flexview and Google Play, as well as in the Comedy Central App to fans that authenticate via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for Android on the Google Play store, and on Chromecast and Xbox One.
A wildly popular Emmy(R) 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 Comedy Central series "Broad City" (watch clip) and is the co-host of Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show," currently in its third season. Buress also appeared in the 2014 blockbuster feature "Neighbors," starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and he just shot the film "Daddy's Home" alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. He was recently one of the featured "Roasters" on the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" on March 30.
Buress' highly-rated, one-hour stand-up special "Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago" premiered on Comedy Central on March 29, 2014 (watch clip), with GQ declaring "He makes us ugly laugh. Hard." His first one-hour special, "Animal Furnace" (watch clip) premiered on the network in May 2012, and he has also been featured on several comedy-fan favorite TV shows including
FX's "Louie," Fox's "Bob's Burgers" and "The Mindy Project," Comedy Central's "Kroll Show," and Adult Swim's "China, IL." He has written for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as well as "30 Rock," where he also appeared on camera. He is a favorite on the late-night TV circuit with appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" (watch), "The Late Show with David Letterman" (watch), "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (watch) and "Conan" (watch).
Buress is represented by WME.
"Why? With Hannibal Buress" is executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson ("The Chris Rock Show," "Da Ali G Show") and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment. Adam Londy and Jim Sharp are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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