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
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Key & Peele
Key & Peele
The Man Show
The Man Show
Workaholics
Workaholics
Broad City
Broad City
@midnight
@midnight
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Futurama
Futurama
Another Period
Another Period
Drunk History
Drunk History
Chappelle's Show
Chappelle's Show
Secret Girlfriend
Secret Girlfriend
Tosh.0
Tosh.0
The Jeff Dunham Show
The Jeff Dunham Show
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
Reno 911!
Reno 911!
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Mind of Mencia
Mind of Mencia
Crank Yankers
Crank Yankers
Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus
Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
Nathan For You
Nathan For You
Review
Review
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
TripTank
TripTank
Roast of Flavor Flav
Roast of Flavor Flav
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 Half Hour
The Half Hour
Kroll Show
Kroll Show
Why? With Hannibal Buress
Why? With Hannibal Buress
Fonejacker
Fonejacker
Comedians of Comedy
Comedians of Comedy
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Review with Forrest MacNeil
Review with Forrest MacNeil
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Big Time in Hollywood, FL
Big Time in Hollywood, FL
Dog Bites Man
Dog Bites Man
The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program
Stella
Stella
Strangers with Candy
Strangers with Candy
Halfway Home
Halfway Home
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
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
Atom TV
Atom TV
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
Krod Mandoon
Krod Mandoon
Trigger Happy TV
Trigger Happy TV
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
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
South Park Halloween
South Park Halloween
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
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
The Cult of Cartman
The Cult of Cartman
Best of Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown
Best of Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown
Between Two Ferns
Between Two Ferns
The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
Mash Up
Mash Up
The Ben Show
The Ben Show
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Comedy Central Specials
Comedy Central Specials
Key & Peele: Viral Hits
Key & Peele: Viral Hits
Adam Devine's House Party
Adam Devine's House Party
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
David Spade: My Fake Problems
David Spade: My Fake Problems
South Park en Espanol
South Park en Espanol
This Is Not Happening
This Is Not Happening
Premium Blend
Premium Blend
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men
Primetime Glick
Primetime Glick
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
That's My Bush!
That's My Bush!
T.V. Funhouse
T.V. Funhouse
Wanda Does It
Wanda Does It
Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
Big Lake
Big Lake
Indecision 2008
Indecision 2008
Portable Lounge
Portable Lounge
The Benson Interruption
The Benson Interruption
Onion SportsDome
Onion SportsDome
The Comedy Awards
The Comedy Awards