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
Workaholics
Workaholics
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Drunk History
Drunk History
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Chappelle's Show
Chappelle's Show
Broad City
Broad City
Reno 911!
Reno 911!
Key & Peele
Key & Peele
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Nathan For You
Nathan For You
Tosh.0
Tosh.0
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
Detroiters
Detroiters
Crank Yankers
Crank Yankers
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
Secret Girlfriend
Secret Girlfriend
Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Central Presents
Another Period
Another Period
Corporate
Corporate
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
Review with Forrest MacNeil
Review with Forrest MacNeil
South Park Halloween
South Park Halloween
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show
John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show
The Jim Jefferies Show
The Jim Jefferies Show
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Idiotsitter
Idiotsitter
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
The Benson Interruption
The Benson Interruption
TripTank
TripTank
South Park en Espanol
South Park en Espanol
Moonbeam City
Moonbeam City
The Gorburger Show
The Gorburger Show
The Jeff Dunham Show
The Jeff Dunham Show
Kroll Show
Kroll Show
The Man Show
The Man Show
@midnight
@midnight
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Roast of Flavor Flav
Roast of Flavor Flav
Stella
Stella
The Ben Show
The Ben Show
The President Show
The President Show
Freak Show
Freak Show
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program
Strangers with Candy
Strangers with Candy
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
The Burn
The Burn
Big Bad World
Big Bad World
This Is Not Happening
This Is Not Happening
The High Court
The High Court
Mind of Mencia
Mind of Mencia
Comedians of Comedy
Comedians of Comedy
Krod Mandoon
Krod Mandoon
Trigger Happy TV
Trigger Happy TV
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
The Life
The Life
Onion SportsDome
Onion SportsDome
Mash Up
Mash Up
Inside Amy Schumer
Inside Amy Schumer
Workaholics: Six-Pack
Workaholics: Six-Pack
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
Jeff & Some Aliens
Jeff & Some Aliens
Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City
Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City
Dog Bites Man
Dog Bites Man
Review
Review
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Why? With Hannibal Buress
Why? With Hannibal Buress
Halfway Home
Halfway Home
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
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles
Atom TV
Atom TV
The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men
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!
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