Comedy Central TV Shows

About Comedy Central

The current Comedy Central cable channel grew out of the merger of two separate comedy-focused channels that launched around the beginning of the 1990s. HBO's The Comedy Channel debuted in 1989, and Viacom's Ha! premiered in 1990. The Comedy Channel's schedule included feature films that were introduced by on-air hosts, while Ha! featured more original series. Future staples of Comedy Central-including host Jon Stewart and cult favorite series "Mystery Science Theater 3000"-were introduced in the pre-merger days.

In 1991, Ha! and The Comedy Channel merged into a joint venture between HBO and Viacom, and the new channel was called Comedy Central. "Mystery Science Theater" continued on the new channel, and new series such as "Politically Incorrect" with Bill Maher and "The Daily Show" with Craig Kilborn made relatively big splashes with the channel's relatively small audience.

In the early 2000s, however, some of Comedy Central's original series began to draw much more attention. "South Park" used its irreverent, controversial style to attract respectable ratings, and Dave Chappelle's "Chappelle's Show" and "Reno 911!" also generated significant buzz. It was in the second decade of the century, though, that Comedy Central series really hit their stride, as "The Daily Show," now hosted by Jon Stewart, and "The Colbert Report" successfully merged comedy, satire and political reporting and became a much-talked-about part of American pop culture.

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South Park
South Park
Tosh.0
Tosh.0
Futurama
Futurama
Workaholics
Workaholics
Reno 911!
Reno 911!
Key & Peele
Key & Peele
@midnight
@midnight
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Kroll Show
Kroll Show
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Broad City
Broad City
Drunk History
Drunk History
Nathan For You
Nathan For You
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Big Time in Hollywood, FL
Big Time in Hollywood, FL
TripTank
TripTank
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Man Show
The Man Show
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Review with Forrest MacNeil
Review with Forrest MacNeil
The Jeff Dunham Show
The Jeff Dunham Show
Secret Girlfriend
Secret Girlfriend
Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus
Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus
Chappelle's Show
Chappelle's Show
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program
Strangers with Candy
Strangers with Candy
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Roast of Flavor Flav
Roast of Flavor Flav
Fonejacker
Fonejacker
Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Central Presents
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Mind of Mencia
Mind of Mencia
Crank Yankers
Crank Yankers
Big Lake
Big Lake
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Review
Review
Comedians of Comedy
Comedians of Comedy
Atom TV
Atom TV
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
Indecision 2008
Indecision 2008
The Cult of Cartman
The Cult of Cartman
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Workaholics: Six-Pack
Workaholics: Six-Pack
Adam Devine's House Party
Adam Devine's House Party
Dog Bites Man
Dog Bites Man
Stella
Stella
Halfway Home
Halfway Home
Premium Blend
Premium Blend
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Live at Gotham
Live at Gotham
John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show
John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Freak Show
Freak Show
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Insomniac with Dave Attell
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
Primetime Glick
Primetime Glick
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
That's My Bush!
That's My Bush!
Krod Mandoon
Krod Mandoon
Trigger Happy TV
Trigger Happy TV
T.V. Funhouse
T.V. Funhouse
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
Wanda Does It
Wanda Does It
Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
10 Best Collection of Chappelle's Show
10 Best Collection of Chappelle's Show
Christmas Time in South Park
Christmas Time in South Park
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Portable Lounge
Portable Lounge
South Park Halloween
South Park Halloween
The Benson Interruption
The Benson Interruption
The Life
The Life
South Park: Matt and Trey's Top 10
South Park: Matt and Trey's Top 10
Specials: CoSpecials: Comedy Central Stand-Up
Specials: CoSpecials: Comedy Central Stand-Up
Onion SportsDome
Onion SportsDome
The Comedy Awards
The Comedy Awards
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Squirrel Boy
Squirrel Boy
Nick Show Kroll
Nick Show Kroll
Russell Brand in New York City
Russell Brand in New York City
Best of Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown
Best of Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown
Between Two Ferns
Between Two Ferns
The Half Hour
The Half Hour
CC:Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience
CC:Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience
The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
The Burn
The Burn
Mash Up
Mash Up
The Ben Show
The Ben Show
Comedy Central Specials
Comedy Central Specials
CC: Sampler
CC: Sampler
Key & Peele: Viral Hits
Key & Peele: Viral Hits
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!