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Hannibal Buress is ready to answer 'Why?'

What are "life's biggish questions?" Why are they even biggish? And so this (or rather these) are the issues to be explored in Wednesday's launch of "Why? With Hannibal Buress." The show, which airs at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central, features Buress ("Broad City," "The Eric Andre Show"), most famously known (at this particular moment, anyway) for his concert rant about Bill Cosby's (reported) history of sexual predation, which went viral, effectively toppling the legendary comedian's career.

Beyond this, not much is known about "Why" -- taped each week in front of a studio audience before air. But Buress -- a 32-year-old Chicago native -- has a big and growing fan base, which reveres his stand-up work ("Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago" was a 2014 hit for Comedy Central).

The network says of his new eight-part series: "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."

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