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
Futurama
Futurama
Reno 911!
Reno 911!
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Workaholics
Workaholics
Drunk History
Drunk History
Tosh.0
Tosh.0
Nathan For You
Nathan For You
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Chappelle's Show
Chappelle's Show
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Key & Peele
Key & Peele
Detroiters
Detroiters
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
The Jim Jefferies Show
The Jim Jefferies Show
Broad City
Broad City
The Jeff Dunham Show
The Jeff Dunham Show
Kroll Show
Kroll Show
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Another Period
Another Period
Stella
Stella
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
TripTank
TripTank
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Central Presents
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Idiotsitter
Idiotsitter
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level
Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Man Show
The Man Show
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
@midnight
@midnight
Crank Yankers
Crank Yankers
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Roast of Flavor Flav
Roast of Flavor Flav
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Review
Review
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
Freak Show
Freak Show
The Half Hour
The Half Hour
Review with Forrest MacNeil
Review with Forrest MacNeil
Mind of Mencia
Mind of Mencia
Strangers with Candy
Strangers with Candy
Secret Girlfriend
Secret Girlfriend
Comedians of Comedy
Comedians of Comedy
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Onion SportsDome
Onion SportsDome
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
Time Traveling Bong
Time Traveling Bong
Jeff & Some Aliens
Jeff & Some Aliens
Dog Bites Man
Dog Bites Man
Halfway Home
Halfway Home
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Michael and Michael Have Issues
Fonejacker
Fonejacker
Live at Gotham
Live at Gotham
John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show
John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Primetime Glick
Primetime Glick
Krod Mandoon
Krod Mandoon
Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Big Lake
Big Lake
The Life
The Life
Between Two Ferns
Between Two Ferns
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
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
The Alternative Comedy Experience
The Alternative Comedy Experience
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
South Park en Espanol
South Park en Espanol
Broad City Seasons 1 & 2
Broad City Seasons 1 & 2
The High Court
The High Court
Problematic with Moshe Kasher
Problematic with Moshe Kasher
Corporate
Corporate
Inside Amy Schumer
Inside Amy Schumer
Moonbeam City
Moonbeam City
The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program
Premium Blend
Premium Blend
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Atom TV
Atom TV
The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
That's My Bush!
That's My Bush!
Trigger Happy TV
Trigger Happy TV
T.V. Funhouse
T.V. Funhouse