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Why? With Hannibal Buress

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Likable deadpan comedian's sketch show is slow, unfocused.

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age 17+

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age 17+

'WHY'? Good Question.

Although Hannibal Buress' comedic style is best, the lack of cohesive topics combined with enough jokes to muster-up little more then a polite chuckle the real question is, WHY would Comedy Central want to bring the show back for a second season...

Is It Any Good?

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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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