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What's the story?
WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS stars comedian Hannibal Buress as he attempts to answer some of the world's pressing questions about seemingly random things. Along with his deadpan monologues, the half-hour show features a variety of skits and on-the-street interviews. Appearances by such people as Conan O’Brien and Amy Schumer round out the fun.
Is it any good?
The series combines a variety of formats in hopes of capitalizing on Buress' unique deadpan comedy style while pulling in the laughs. Unfortunately, though there are some funny moments, most jokes leave you feeling like they just aren't going anywhere.
You can't help but like Buress, whose relaxed banter sometimes reveals some sharp-witted insight. The problem is that he doesn’t take it any further, nor is there anything thematic that ties it to anything else featured on the show. The result is a series that feels underdeveloped and may leave you wondering why it's on the air.
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