Comedy Central has ordered eight episodes of “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” the network announced Tuesday.
The weekly, half-hour series premiering in July will follow the comedian as he addresses major cultural issues through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and interviews with in-studio guests.
Buress has been nominated for an Emmy and a WGA Award. He is a regular on the hit Comedy Central series “Broad City” and is the co-host of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show,” currently in its third season.
Buress also appeared in the hit 2014 comedy “Neighbors,” starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and he just shot the film “Daddy’s Home” alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. He will also be one of the featured “Roasters” on the “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber” on March 30.
“Hannibal keeps asking us ‘why’ so we just told him to go find out and we’ll air it,” said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming for Comedy Central.
“I’m extremely excited to help Comedy Central sell advertising,” Buress said.