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COMEDY CENTRAL – Monday 14 January, 7.05pm

Pulp Comedy was created as a TV outlet for stand-up comics, originating from the Auckland Comedyfest, which was established to capitalise on the city’s burgeoning early 90s stand-up scene. Subsequently Pulp Comedy provided national exposure for novices as well as leading comedic lights such as Mike King, Ewen Gilmour, Flight of the Conchords, Michelle A’Court, Brendgan Lovegrove, Rhys Darby and many more. See these comedians before they became the household names they are today.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesday 1 January, 10.25 pm

Graduating from college and entering the real world isn’t easy, especially for three unmotivated roommates.

Starring Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam DeVine, Workaholics is a scripted series that follows three friends fresh out of college who live and work together as telemarketers. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon isn’t something these guys are used to.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesday 18 December, 10.05pm

Tosh.0 features the razor sharp humour and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesday 18 December, 9.40pm

America’s Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross, roasts the world in this new original half-hour weekly series. Ross will skewer the week’s pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets to take aim at “public enemies,” such as meter maids, the paparazzi, and those who need to be taken down a notch, like Betty White. Ross will be joined by fellow comics and celebrity pals as he verbally incinerates all the things we loathe and love.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Monday 3 December, 9.05pm (Double Episodes)

Comedy Central fans now have the chance to see the latest season of this iconic animation series starring a couple of lunkheads that unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution. Anything but politically correct, Beavis and Butthead are unleashed upon everything from music videos, to Jersey Shore, viral videos and more!

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 20 November, 8.30pm

Jaquie Brown is an egocentric and slightly volatile British TV reporter working as the light relief on a hard hitting NZ current affairs show. With the help of her morally bankrupt publicist Kim, Jaquie tries to claw her way up the media ladder, but her efforts are stifled by the arrival of a new reporter Serita, who seems to be stealing her thunder at an alarming rate. The Jaquie Brown Diaries takes a satirical look at the life of a C-grade celebrity and brings the society pages to frightening fruition as Jaquie spews on pedigree pets, starts a fashion show food fight and goes head to head in an uninformed live debate with the Prime Minister.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 6 November, 9.45 pm

Fast tracked from the US, this is Brand X Season 1B, the second instalment of the first season…you follow? Following the incredibly successful launch of this late night show earlier this year, Russell Brand is back with more hilarity and witty manoeuvrings. As a forum to discuss politics and celebrity culture in his typical off-beat style, Brand puts his irreverent but optimistic spin on news and current affairs.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesday 16 October, 10.10 pm

Now in its 16th season, South Park continues to surprise even its most devoted fans each and every week. Fast tracked to New Zealand TV from the US, this series is only just off the pace of the US screening. Known for its unbelievably immediate and ruthless responses to world events, South Park’s new episodes bring up-to-the-minute news and pop culture icons (including Al Gore, J. Lo, Oprah, Sir Elton John, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and P. Diddy) to the town of South Park for social commentary and good old-fashioned ridicule.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Mondays & Tuesdays from 15 October, 7.40 pm

Family Guy follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, Peter Griffin, and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog. Lois. Peter’s wife is a stay at home mom with no patience for her family’s antics; 17-year-old daughter Meg is a social outcast and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old son Chris is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and 1-year-old Stewie is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is Brian the family dog, a member of Mensa with a penchant for dry martinis and dumb blondes.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Thursday 27 September, 8.30pm

The “Comedy Central Roast” is a star-studded event in which Comedy Central hand-picks a special Roastee to sit on the hot seat and take it on the chin for the evening with good-natured ribbing from colleagues and comics. In the latest roasting Comedy Central has secured one of the funniest comedians and actresses in her own right, Roseanne Barr. Don’t miss the Roasting of Roseanne, only on Comedy Central.