Comedy Central Africa

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 12 Jun 2011
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About

Comedy Central is a South African television channel broadcast exclusively on MultiChoice's DStv platform which was the first 24-hour comedy channel for sub-Saharan Africa, combining international comedy programming with locally produced content.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 122
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

Funny, innovative, surprising and smart; Comedy Central, the world's only all-comedy network, launched on DStv channel 122 on 6 December 2011 at 19h30 and was available to DStv Premium subscribers.

Comedy Central Africa is a 24-hour channel which offers viewers groundbreaking comedy from the Comedy Central library. The channel includes global hit franchises such as South Park and The Daily Show and content from around the world as well as South Africa.

Comedy Central's provocative comedy content includes stand-up and sketch comedy, satire, offbeat comedy TV series, classic comedy sitcoms and comedy specials. The channel also contains a mixture of international comedy hits plus an ever-increasing amount of locally-produced content.

Comedy Central Africa debuted with a one hour stand-up special from US comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, followed by the African premiere of The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.

Less than a year after launching, Comedy Central debuted the South African version of The Comedy Central Roast, an international format of one-off specials hosted by Comedy Central in which selected celebrities are "roasted" by a panel of their peers, who do their utmost to embarrass the roastee by directing jokes and comments at them that are as personal and cutting in nature as possible.

The first South African Roast was of Steve Hofmeyr and was held on 11 September, 2012, airing on Comedy Central on Monday 24 September 2012, at 21h00.

The second Roast - The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene - was staged in 2014 and saw "Sushi King", entrepreneur, reality TV star and politician Kenny Kunene roasted.


Latest Updated Shows

Men at Work

Genre: Comedy
Channel: Comedy Central Africa
Summary: Men at Work is an American television sitcom created by Breckin Meyer which follows Milo, a man who recently ended his relationship with his girlfiend and who tries to re-enter the dating scene with the help of his three best friends/co-workers, Tyler, Gibbs and Neal.
Starring: Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch


Modern Family

Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
Channel: M-Net, Vuzu, e.tv, Comedy Central Africa, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net City, M-Net Family
Summary: Shot from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, this mockumentary looks at the complications of being a family in these modern times.
Starring: Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen


The Exes

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC3, Comedy Central Africa
Summary: Follows three divorced men who are sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney, who also happens to be their landlord.
Starring: Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche


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Grab a mic and show Comedy Central what you got

23 Jun 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Casting Calls
Comedy Central wants hotshot stand-up comics. Click here if you're funny...


Nik Rabinowitz to open new season of Comedy Central Presents ...

14 Jan 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
Comedy Central has signed comedian Nik Rabinowitz as the first act of the new season of the channel's monthly comedy showcase.


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