Remember Hannibal Burress? The comedian whose routine on Bill Cosby raping women launched a seemingly endless outpour of sexual assault allegations? Well, you're about to be seeing a lot more of him. Comedy Central has just green lit a new show, Why? With Hannibal Burress. The eight-episode show will follow the comedian as he addresses cultural issues. It's set to premiere in July. [Flavor Wire]

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After calling out legendary comedian Bill Cosby, Buress compares himself to the likes of Edward Snowden.

Lauren Porter
Nov, 16, 2015

Hannibal Buress set the world ablaze last year when he brought up Bill Cosby's past sexual assault accusations during a stand-up performance.

During a Philadelphia show in October 2014, the comedian called out the Cosby Show funny man for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting 13 women.

Now, the actor and comedian is addressing how his actions made him an "accidental whistle-blower," at the New York's Comedy Festival's "Comedy Central Live in Brooklyn." 

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"[The media] put me too much at front of that s---," Buress said as reported by Entertainment Weekly. "I was just doing a show."

Cosby has been accused of the sexual abuse of up to 50 women. In the wake of the allegations, a total nine college and universities rescinded honorary degrees from Cosby's legacy.