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Hannibal Burress getting well-deserved show on Comedy Central

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The comedian currently has a recurring role on the hit Broad City

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Hannibal Burress, the comedian who currently plays well-to-do dentist Lincoln Rice on the critically acclaimed Broad City, just got his own show on Comedy Central. According to The Wrap, the new weekly half-hour series, titled Why? With Hannibal Burress, just got picked up for an eight-episode run that will air this July. The show will involve Burress addressing topical issues through standup, filmed segments, and on-camera interviews.

Burress' star is on the rise

Burress' star has been on the rise in the past year, due in no small part to his role on Broad City and his well-received comedy special Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago, which aired last May. In addition, the comedian struck a chord last year after his comments against Bill Cosby prompted a torrent of sexual assault accusations against the Cosby Show star that continues to this day.

If you're not familiar with Burress' comedy (and you should be), here's a sample: