Comedy Central is the most well known, and influential, comedy channel on TV. It’s is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox One and the Comedy Central app. Now, they’re heading to Roku.
As viewers may have expected, some of the episodes will require people to log in with pay TV credentials, but Comedy Central does intend to offer some of the shows for free.
Among the free shows that the comedy network will be offering are Key & Peele, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, South Park, @Midnight, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The selection of full episodes that will be available on Roku includes favorites of viewers everywhere. Especially important is The Daily Show.
Jon Stewart is retiring from Comedy Central on August 6. His fans are looking to absorb as much of his show as possible before he retires to that animal sanctuary farm of his.
Although they can already binge watch as much of The Daily Show as they want on the Comedy Central app, and select episodes on a site dedicated to the show, Roku offers more freedom to the streamers among comedy fans.
Meanwhile, other popular shows on the Comedy Central schedule will be returning.
With Key & Peele starting their 5th season on Comedy Central at 10 pm EST/PST, the channel’s choice to stream on Roku also offers viewers another option to see the hilarious sketch show.
Full episodes of Key & Peele will be available, for free, one day after they air. A good thing, since fans won’t want to miss this season.
All the expected characters will be back, offering political and culturally-based comedy.
There will also be a wide variety of skilled guest stars. Viewers can expect to see Tatyana Ali, Bo Burnham, Rob Corddry, Mekhi Phifer, Rob Riggle, Rebecca Romijn, Will Sasso and more in the new episodes.
@Midnight, popular late-night game show, will also have episodes available on Roku, though it’s unclear if Comedy Central will offer them for free.
The social media comedy show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, has had guest stars like Jonah Ray, Kevin Smith, Nick Swardson, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, Jason Mewes, Wil Wheaton, Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Patton Oswalt, Justin Long, Adam Scott, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, and so many more.
With Comedy Central having renewed @Midnight for a 40-week run through 2016, there’s no doubt that Roku users will get to experience a great deal more comedy from many more guests.
Comedy Central’s classic shows and comedy specials will also be available.
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