Comedy Central Extra

Comedy Central Extra
Comedy Central Extra
Comedy Central Extra.svg
Launched 1 September 2003
Owned by Paramount UK Partnership
(Paramount British Pictures/British Sky Broadcasting)
Audience share 0.1%
0.0% (+1)
(June 2011, BARB)
Formerly called Paramount Comedy 2
Sister channel(s) MTV
MTV Base
MTV Classic
MTV Dance
MTV Hits
MTV Rocks
MTV Shows
Comedy Central
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. 2
Timeshift service Comedy Central Extra +1
Sky Channel 128
Channel 159 (+1) (7pm - 6am only)
Virgin Media Channel 185
UPC Ireland Channel 134
TalkTalk TV Channel 27

Comedy Central Extra is a television channel shown in United Kingdom and on some digital/cable services in the Republic of Ireland. The channel was previously a so-called 'timeshuffle' service, offering programmes from Paramount Comedy at different times. It has since started broadcasting some different programming from Paramount, often British. It launched on 1 September 2003 on Sky, and followed soon after on 22 September 2003 on Telewest and 15 October 2003 on NTL.

The channel was rebranded from Paramount Comedy 2, to Comedy Central Extra on 6 April 2009.


Timeshift service

A timeshift service called Comedy Central Extra +1 (formerly Paramount Comedy 2 +1 from 2007 to 2009) was launched on Sky on 5 November 2007. The channel reduced its hours to 7pm - 6am on 4 August 2008, as Nicktoonsters launched on 18 August 2008.


Comedy Central Extra currently airs a variety of American comedy in the daytime including Frasier and M*A*S*H.

After 10pm in the evening, the shows are a mix of American and British comedy with shows including Grumpy Old Men, Eurotrash and Time Gentlemen Please.

In January 2007, the channel switched from mainly American programmes to classic British programming with shows such as Seinfeld, Cheers and Roseanne being replaced by Bless This House, George & Mildred and The Upper Hand.

In February 2007, the channel had a 'British Classics' season, with such hits as Spitting Image and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

At weekends, the channel used to screen classic British comedy such as The Upper Hand, Bless This House, George and Mildred, Brush Strokes, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Don't Wait Up and Mr Bean.

2009 rebrand

On 17 February 2009, it was announced that both Paramount Comedy 1 and Paramount Comedy 2 would be re-branded as Comedy Central and Comedy Central Extra on 6 April 2009 at 9pm.[1] The name change coincided with the launch of a new programming lineup which included new episodes of Two and a Half Men, The Office and South Park.

See also

  • Comedy Central
  • List Of Programmes Broadcast By Comedy Central


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