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The latest Comedy Central logo.

Comedy Central is the company behind South Park, supporting the program in action. They also show many other programs in addition to South Park including the following on the list below. The list of programs is longer than what is shown, for the full list use the links at the bottom of the page.

List of shows

Current Original Series

Past Original Series

Syndicated Series

Past Syndicated Series

History

Comedy Central began on November 15, 1989 as The Comedy Channel, created by Time Warner. On April 1, 1991, The Comedy Channel merged with rival Viacom's channel called, HA!. This merge created Comedy Central. Early programming was composed of syndicated TV shows from Britain and Canada, along with stand-up comedy specials and clip shows.

South Park

South Park debuted in late 1997 on Comedy Central, with it being one of their most popular, yet controversial, shows. Despite the criticism Comedy Central received, South Park is still on the air, currently in its 18th season. Comedy Central is known for South Park and it is considered their trademark cartoon comedy show. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, write, direct, and voice a majority of the characters in each episode they produce on a weekly basis during the regular season.

References

  • In the Season One episode, "Death", the TV station the parents protest against is called 'Cartoon Central,' an obvious parody of Comedy Central. Comedy Central also refused to show an image of Muhammad in "Cartoon Wars Part II", and again in "201".
  • The Season 3 episode "Jakovasaurs" features a fictional show about Jakov and his family on Comedy Central, complete with slapstick humor and laugh tracks.

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