The Half Hour

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  • 2012
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.1  (108)

The Half Hour is a television series that debuted on Comedy Central in 2012. The show is a comedy showcase that features stand-up comedians performing for 30 minutes each. The series is a spin-off of Comedy Central Presents, which aired from 1998 to 2011. This new show features up-and-coming comedians who will have the chance to showcase their talent to a larger audience.

Each episode of The Half Hour features one comedian, who performs a 30-minute stand-up set. The show is recorded in front of a live studio audience, and the comedians are introduced by a host who provides a brief overview of the performer's background and accomplishments.

The Half Hour has been praised for its ability to showcase new and diverse comedic talent. The show features comedians from a variety of backgrounds, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ comedians. This has helped to make the show more inclusive and representative of the broader comedy community.

One of the unique aspects of The Half Hour is that it allows comedians to fully develop their material over the course of their 30-minute set. Many other comedy shows, such as late-night talk shows and comedy festivals, only allow for shorter sets of 5-10 minutes. This longer format allows comedians to tell longer stories and dive deeper into their material.

The show has also been praised for its production values, with high-quality lighting and sound making the comedians look and sound their best. The Half Hour is shot in a small, intimate comedy club setting, which helps to create a more intimate and personal experience for both the comedians and the audience.

The Half Hour has also been successful in launching the careers of many up-and-coming comedians. Past performers on the show have gone on to star in their own television shows, headline comedy clubs and theaters across the country, and even become household names. Some of the comedians featured on The Half Hour include Kumail Nanjiani, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick, and Nikki Glaser.

Overall, The Half Hour is an excellent showcase for new and diverse comedic talent. The longer format provides an opportunity for comedians to fully showcase their material, and the high-quality production values help to create an engaging and entertaining viewing experience. For anyone looking for a good laugh and a chance to discover new comedic talent, The Half Hour is definitely worth checking out.

The Half Hour is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (103 episodes). The series first aired on April 20, 2012.

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Mike Lawrence
9. Mike Lawrence
October 26, 2018
Summary is not available.
Sarah Tiana
8. Sarah Tiana
October 19, 2018
Sarah Tiana examines how her tolerance for everyday annoyances has changed as she's gotten older and explains why house music's name doesn't make sense.
Tim Dillon
7. Tim Dillon
October 19, 2018
Comic Tim Dillon recalls the time he tanked a job interview by being too intense and discusses how he got suckered into buying far too much frozen yogurt.
Chris Garcia
6. Chris Garcia
October 12, 2018
Comic Chris Garcia refuses to get rid of his snaggletooth, explains why Cubans who've left Cuba never return, and shares his mom's suggestion that he dress more like Pitbull.
Ryan O'Flanagan
5. Ryan O'Flanagan
October 12, 2018
Summary is not available.
Emmy Blotnick
4. Emmy Blotnick
October 5, 2018
Emmy Blotnick defines a nonsense phrase she heard on "Wheel of Fortune," discovers where all pop songs come from, and professes her love for Fifth Harmony.
Devin Field
3. Devin Field
October 5, 2018
Devin Field acknowledges that he's uptight, names the most racist show on TV, and imagines ancient Greek theatergoers going to awful plays to support their friends
Megan Gailey
2. Megan Gailey
September 28, 2018
Comic Megan Gailey describes an uncomfortable waxing experience, details the horrors of living in New York City and admits she's convinced she'll be murdered.
Langston Kerman
1. Langston Kerman
September 28, 2018
Comic Langston Kerman fondly recalls living with a white woman who believed in ghosts and explains why phone sex doesn't work in long-distance relationships.
Where to Watch The Half Hour
The Half Hour is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Half Hour on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, CMT and Comedy Central.
  • Premiere Date
    April 20, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (108)