Yes, we all are fans of Comedy Central. It's always been the go-to channel when we needed a laugh. But recently, people realized that the network isn't just a one-trick pony. Sure, they still have their hilarious shows like South Park and The Daily Show, but they've also been expanding their repertoire with some great new programming. Comedy Central is a great way to spend an evening. There's something for everyone on Comedy Central, from stand-up comedians to sitcoms. If you're looking for a good laugh, Comedy Central is the place to be. 

BUT did you know that Comedy Central is a cable television channel that has been broadcasting since 1991? The channel specializes in comedy programming and airs both original content and reruns of older shows. Comedy Central has been influential in the development of American comedy and has helped to launch the careers of many famous comedians. In this post, we'll take a brief look at the history of Comedy Central, from its early days as an upstart channel to its current role as a major player in the world of comedy.

SOUTH PARK They said we're going to kill Kenny every week. And I remember going, 'Wait, is that funny? says ex-Comedy Central head Doug Herzog. Like, won't people hate that?' And I just shut up and let them continue. The brilliance of South Park is there's nothing conventional about it. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS Thank Roastmaster General Jeff Ross for bringing the mean to Comedy Central. He used to enjoy the old  roasts and thought it would be a wonderful way to contemporize it, says CC's Tony Fox. Who doesn't enjoy seeing Chevy Chase, Donald Trump, or Justin Bieber in pain? CRACKED.COM


a MIDNIGHT The concept was simple: Comedians competing against each other in hashtag games. Get Patton Oswalt tweeting out punchlines and all of a sudden, you have an interactive hit. It was Hardwick's idea to call the show @midnight because the show would be on, you know, at midnight. CRACKED.COM

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BROAD CITY Amy Poehler helped turn Jacobson and Glazer's quirky web series into a quirky TV show. We met Amy in the West Village, and we all got along immediately. remembers Glazer. We were the same height, so we literally and figuratively saw the world in the same way. CRACKED.COM


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