Comedy Central Presents

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  • TV-14
  • 1998
  • 15 Seasons
  • 7.9  (1,197)

Comedy Central Presents is an American stand-up comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central. The show featured a variety of up-and-coming comedians as well as established performers. The half-hour specials featured top names in the industry such as Mike Birbiglia, Todd Barry, and Lewis Black. The series premiered in 1998 and ran through 2011.

Each episode consisted of one performer taking the stage and performing their material. The comedians covered a range of topics, from dating to politics to pop culture. The stand-up sets were filmed in front of a live audience, adding to the energy of the performances.

Mike Birbiglia's special, which aired in 2008, was a standout episode. His storytelling style and relatable material resonated with audiences. Birbiglia tells a series of stories about his life, including his experience with a sleepwalking disorder. The episode was praised for its honesty and vulnerability.

Todd Barry brought his unique brand of deadpan humor to his episode, which aired in 2001. His sarcastic takes on everyday situations such as going to the dentist and flying on airplanes had audiences in stitches. Barry's delivery and timing were impeccable, making his set a fan favorite.

Lewis Black, known for his rage-filled rants on politics and current events, was a frequent performer on the show. His episode aired in 2000 and showcased his trademark style of yelling and cursing about everything from the 2000 presidential election to the internet. Black's rants were both hilarious and thought-provoking.

Other notable performers on Comedy Central Presents include Jim Gaffigan, Mitch Hedberg, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dave Chappelle. The series was a launchpad for many comedians' careers, providing exposure and helping to establish them in the industry.

The production value of the series was high, with professional lighting and sound. The venue where the sets were filmed was intimate, creating an atmosphere that felt like a comedy club. The show's format was straightforward: the performer took center stage and delivered their material without any interruptions or sketches.

Comedy Central Presents was a groundbreaking comedy series that helped to launch the careers of many comedians. The show's focus on stand-up comedy and its commitment to showcasing a diverse range of performers helped to establish Comedy Central as a go-to destination for comedy. The series ran for over a decade and left an indelible mark on the industry.

Comedy Central Presents is a series that is currently running and has 15 seasons (288 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 1998.

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Natasha Leggero
16. Natasha Leggero
March 25, 2011
Watch as Natasha Leggero covers everything from home paternity tests to LA gang tours and the world's diamond shortage.
Jay Larson
15. Jay Larson
March 11, 2011
Jay Larson explains how to make bullies look stupid, what to do when you see a pay phone ringing, and how to beat a déjà vu.
Louis Katz
14. Louis Katz
March 11, 2011
Find out why Louis Katz hates hippies, how he lands women, and exactly what street chocolate is.
Jessi Klein
13. Jessi Klein
March 4, 2011
Jessi Klein has a list of things she needs to tell you before sex, wants to reinvent the word spinster, and questions advice from Cosmo.
Mike Vecchione
12. Mike Vecchione
March 4, 2011
He may look like a cop, but Mike Vecchione will make you laugh with his tips on talking to women, what not to do with hotel room soap, and how to get out of any conversation.
Matt Fulchiron
11. Matt Fulchiron
February 25, 2011
Matt explores drive-thru liquor stores, talks about dirty movies on pay-per-view, and predicts the future of news casting.
Kyle Kinane
10. Kyle Kinane
February 25, 2011
Kyle Kinane takes us to Medieval Times and on a poolside babysitting adventure. He also explains why maybe not everyone's vote should count.
Al Jackson
9. Al Jackson
February 18, 2011
Sit back and learn while Al Jackson teaches you about the miracle of life, the dangers of lactose intolerance,...
Jack Whitehall
8. Jack Whitehall
February 11, 2011
British comic Jack Whitehall shows off his self defense moves, then talks about how his mom ruins his game and...
Nate Bargatze
7. Nate Bargatze
February 4, 2011
Nate Bargatze loves Walmart, might have peed the bed, and isn't ready to play the white race card.
Chris D'Elia
6. Chris D'Elia
February 4, 2011
Chris D'Elia gets lost in Hawaii, breaks down British heist movies, and plays his cards right to get some...
Chelsea Peretti
5. Chelsea Peretti
January 28, 2011
Chelsea Peretti makes a sexy mistake, is suspicious of three-legged dog owners, and questions nerd lovers.
Sheng Wang
4. Sheng Wang
January 28, 2011
Surprise! Sheng Wang is excited about hair loss, gets the munchies, and makes a case against "growing a pair."
Michael Kosta
3. Michael Kosta
January 21, 2011
Michael Kosta explains what it's like to be a champion, what to do with a vegan on a date, and how to handle...
Tom Segura
2. Tom Segura
January 21, 2011
Tom Segura wants you to know why teeth are important, who's pregnant and doesn't know it, and why he won't use...
Best of 2010
1. Best of 2010
January 14, 2011
Tune in to watch hilarious highlights of the 15th season of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” with sneak peeks from Al Jackson, Michael Kosta, Mike Vecchione, Louis Katz and many more.
Where to Watch Comedy Central Presents
Comedy Central Presents is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Comedy Central Presents on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, CMT and Comedy Central.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (1,197)