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Hannibal Buress' Bill Cosby joke in Why premiere

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Hannibal Buress didn’t wait too long into the premiere of his new Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress to make a Bill Cosby joke. 

During the host’s stand-up monologue at the show’s onset, Buress made a few topical jokes about Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and Greece. But then he surprisingly segued into a set-up about his mistrust of male housekeeping in hotels. Watch the clip below to find out why.

There was some expectation that Buress would address Cosby, particularly after court documents from 2005 were released in which he admitted to drugging women with the intent of having sex with them. Buress is often given credit for the renewed interest in investigating the allegations against Cosby after the comedian called Cosby a “rapist” during a stand-up routine last fall.

You can also watch the full episode for Buress’ entire monologue. And for more on the show, read EW’s premiere react and our interview with Buress about the show

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