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
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Jeff Dunham Show
The Jeff Dunham Show
Futurama
Futurama
Tosh.0
Tosh.0
Broad City
Broad City
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Workaholics
Workaholics
Chappelle's Show
Chappelle's Show
The Man Show
The Man Show
@midnight
@midnight
Key & Peele
Key & Peele
Secret Girlfriend
Secret Girlfriend
Inside Amy Schumer
Inside Amy Schumer
Drunk History
Drunk History
Stella
Stella
Reno 911!
Reno 911!
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Nathan For You
Nathan For You
Mind of Mencia
Mind of Mencia
Another Period
Another Period
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Central Presents
The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Crank Yankers
Crank Yankers
Strangers with Candy
Strangers with Candy
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
The Half Hour
The Half Hour
The Ben Show
The Ben Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
Roast of Flavor Flav
Roast of Flavor Flav
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Halfway Home
Halfway Home
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Freak Show
Freak Show
That's My Bush!
That's My Bush!
The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
Kroll Show
Kroll Show
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Big Bad World
Big Bad World
South Park en Espanol
South Park en Espanol
Broad City Seasons 1 & 2
Broad City Seasons 1 & 2
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Review
Review
TripTank
TripTank
Workaholics: Six-Pack
Workaholics: Six-Pack
Big Time in Hollywood, FL
Big Time in Hollywood, FL
Dog Bites Man
Dog Bites Man
Premium Blend
Premium Blend
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Fonejacker
Fonejacker
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
Comedians of Comedy
Comedians of Comedy
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Atom TV
Atom TV
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
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
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
10 Best Collection of Chappelle's Show
10 Best Collection of Chappelle's Show
Big Lake
Big Lake
Christmas Time in South Park
Christmas Time in South Park
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Indecision 2008
Indecision 2008
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
Squirrel Boy
Squirrel Boy
Nick Show Kroll
Nick Show Kroll
The Cult of Cartman
The Cult of Cartman
Jokes.com Live: Stand-Up from the New York Comedy Festival
Jokes.com Live: Stand-Up from the New York Comedy Festival
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Russell Brand in New York City
Russell Brand in New York City
Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus
Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus
Best of Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown
Best of Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown