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Topic: Comedy Central

The Super Bowl Is Stephen Colbert's Opening Act, and He's Ready to Make the Most of It

Sunday may bring his biggest audience ever

CBS should have no problem drawing at least 110 million viewers to its Super Bowl 50 broadcast on Feb. 7, but the network has even grander ambitions for what could…

Here’s How Viacom’s Networks Will Try to Bounce Back in 2016

Comedy Central, MTV and TV Land announce big renewals, new shows

After a rough couple of years for its cable networks, Viacom is trying to finally right the ship in 2016. Ratings for Viacom's TV networks—including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Spike and…

The Ads Are Defeated, for Now, on South Park's Brilliant, Biting Season Finale

But in the end, 'You will never be rid of ads'

The ads lost the battle on South Park's season finale Wednesday night—although they may still end up winning the war. The Dec. 9 episode, "PC Principal Final Justice," brought the Comedy Central show's…

South Park Sets Its Sights on Advertising Yet Again, Blasting Branded Content and Targeted Ads

The kids learn anything (or anyone) could be an ad

Trey Parker and Matt Stone hysterically satirized ad blocking and sponsored content during the Nov. 18 episode of South Park, but it turns out the show creators still had plenty…

Ad of the Day: Rick and Morty Fans Find Their Carl's Jr. Ad to Be Quite Tasty Indeed

The show's creators produced the spot with 72andSunny

Die-hard fans of Adult Swim's cult favorite hit Rick and Morty are jonesing for Season 3, but they'll have to settle instead for a Season 2 marathon this week on…

Nightly Show Host Larry Wilmore on the Difference Between Trolling and Lurking

Plus, how he feels about satirizing this election season

Specs Age 54 Claim to fame Host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @LarryWilmore Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Larry…

How Trevor Noah Is Making The Daily Show His Own, Without Changing It Completely

Late night’s only millennial host opens up about his first month

On Sept. 28, the final piece of the recast late-night lineup clicked into place with the debut of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Replacing an icon like Jon Stewart…

In Just 9 Months, Comedy Central Reshaped Late Night and Kept Advertisers Happy

Network rebounded after losing Stewart and Colbert

Not so long ago, Comedy Central's late-night lineup consisted of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. What a difference a year makes. "If you had told…

Infographic: How the Late-Night Host Shuffle Has Changed the Price of Ads

Buyers place their bets on Fallon and Colbert

Networks and advertisers typically spend every fall focused on the new prime-time lineups. Not this year. All eyes are on late night, and with good reason. "Outside of sports, it's…

3 Takeaways From Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Debut

Comedian doesn't veer from what worked under Jon Stewart

That sound you just heard was Comedy Central exhaling. The Trevor Noah era of The Daily Show kicked off Monday night, and it felt like the summer of 2013 over again.…

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