Comedy Central (formerly Paramount Comedy) is a cable and satellite channel that shows mainly American sitcoms imports. Amongst re-runs of classic British series and stand-up shows like Live At The Apollo, it is now expanding its own slate of original UK content. A series of short-lived 1990s commissions saw early television work for some now star names, including Matt Lucas and Simon Pegg.
See also: Comedy Central Extra.
On Comedy Central today
Series 6, Highlights Special - Best Of Stand-Up - 60 minute version
Russell hosts a special stand-up compilation, featuring a selection of performances from across all six series. The stand-ups have featured in the extended show, which sees Russell present some of the hottest emerging talent on the comedy scene.
According to our database Comedy Central has premiered 59 original British comedy programmes.
New shows in development
Monday 7th August
Wednesday 5th July
Wednesday 24th May
Comedy Central has announced a partnership with London's Soho Theatre which will see it broadcast six stand-up shows filmed at the venue.