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List of popular Comedy Central shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Comedy Central TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Comedy Central TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Comedy Central, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

This list has shows like South Park and Futurama, as well as old Comedy Central Shows and canceled Comedy Central shows.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Comedy Central on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Comedy Central TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Comedy Central television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Comedy Central network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Satire, Variety show, Sketch, Comedy

Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central, 2003) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan. Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that ...more

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Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Talk show, Comedy, Stand-up comedy

Tosh.0 is an American television series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, who provides commentary on online video clips, society, celebrities, and other parts of popular culture and stereotypes.

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Workaholics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Workaholics (Comedy Central, 2011) is a sitcom television series created by Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm. They star as alternate versions of themselves, as three recent college ...more

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Comedy Central Roast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Television special, Comedy

The Comedy Central Roasts are a series of celebrity roast specials which air on the Comedy Central cable network. As of 2015 a total of 14 roasts have aired. The most recent roastee was Justin ...more
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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy

Key & Peele (Comedy Central, 2012) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Starring Key and Peele, each episode features sketches ...more

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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Satire, Talk show, News, Parody, Comedy, + more

The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 ...more

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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Comedy

Reno 911! (Comedy Central, 2003) is an American comedy television series created by Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Satire, Talk show, News, Parody, Comedy, + more

The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more

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The Man Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Angelique Gorges

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Satire, Comedy

The Man Show is an American comedy television show on Comedy Central. It was created in 1999 by its two original co-hosts, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, and their executive producer Daniel

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Brickleberry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Daniel Tosh, Roger Black, David Herman

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy

Brickleberry is an American adult animated sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on September 25, 2012. The series was created by Roger Black and Waco O'Guin and executive produced by Black, ...more

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more

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@midnight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Chris Hardwick

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Game-Show

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Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Cringe comedy, Docu-reality

Nathan for You (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American docu-reality comedy television series created by Nathan Fielder and Michael Koman. Business school graduate and consultant Nathan Fielder ...more

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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Historical fiction, Comedy

Drunk History (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American television comedy series created by Derek Waters, based on the Funny or Die web series. In each episode, an inebriated narrator, who is played ...more

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Comedy Central Presents ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Stand-up comedy

Comedy Central Presents is the network's main half-hour program which highlights either one or a series of stand-up comedians each episode. In 2011, the series ended and Comedy Central replaced ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more

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Insomniac with Dave Atte... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Dave Attell

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

Insomniac with Dave Attell is a television show on Comedy Central hosted by comedian Dave Attell which ran from August 5, 2001 until November 11, 2004.

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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): Comic science fiction, Comedy, Puppet

Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After being disbarred for faking his college degree, a narcissist lawyer (Joel McHale) enrolls in community ...more

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Crank Yankers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Artie Esposito, Paul McGinnis, Victor Yerrid

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Puppet

Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that featured actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests, and ...more

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Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey DiGregorio

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, + more

Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a ...more

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Win Ben Stein's Money is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Game show, Comedy

Win Ben Stein's Money is an American television game show created by Al Burton and Donnie Brainard that aired first-run episodes from July 28, 1997 to January 31, 2003 on the Comedy Central ...more

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Kroll Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jon Daly

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy

Kroll Show (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Nick Kroll. Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious ...more
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The Critic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Central TV Shows
RichardBeecher added Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, Drama, + more

The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and ...more

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