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Comedy Central
Comedy Central 2018.svg
Logo used since 2018
Country United States
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters 345 Hudson Street
New York, New York, U.S. 10014
Language(s) English
Picture format 1080p HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Owner Paramount Media Networks (Paramount Global) (1991–present)
Time Warner (Home Box Office, Inc.; 50% stake) (1991–2003)
Parent MTV Entertainment Group
Sister channels
Launched April 1, 1991; 33 years ago (1991-04-01)
Replaced The Comedy Channel
Ha! (Comedy Central is a merger of the two formerly separate channels)
Former names CTV: The Comedy Network (April 1–June 1, 1991)
Webcast (U.S. pay-TV subscribers only)
Streaming media
Internet Protocol television FuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Vidgo TV

Comedy Central is an American cable television channel that specializes in comedy and humorous programming. Programs include TV shows, movies, and stand-up comedy. It was launched on April 1, 1991 (April Fools' Day). It's headquarters are in New York City. It is a merger between MTV Networks' HA! and HBO's Comedy Channel.

The station's programs include South Park, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Tosh.0 with Daniel Tosh, Futurama, and MADtv.

Since the early 2000s, Comedy Central has expanded globally with localized channels in Europe (including the United Kingdom), India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East, Africa and in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The international channels are operated by Paramount International Networks.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Comedy Central para niños

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