Being funny is not always easy, but the comedians on Comedy Central have a certain knot for getting people to crack up. There's a lot of comedy out there, but here are some of the shows you will not want to miss. Call up your local satellite TV company so you can get in on the laughs too.
Important Things with Demetri Martin: You want funny, spectacular high definition funny, turn to newcomer Demetri Martin. He is a funny man. He's also floppy haired and cute, the type your grandmother would bake cinnamon cookies for. His brand new show, takes on important things in comedic variations. One week he'll talk about power, the next timing. Part of the schtick is pure stand up comedy, mike in hand, with the other half filled in by sketches. Demetri features guest stars to play off his charming, but goofy oddball characters. It's whimsical. It's absurd and oftentimes wry. Mr. Martin's brand of comedy is a refreshing addition to the annals of satellite TV.
The Daily Show: Jon Stewart is funny too. He's deft with current affairs. He's witty and critical at all the right times. He plays well with the decisive 18-25 demo. The Daily Show is really the only place to get a critical despite leftist view on the day's news. The show is a combination of sketches, interviews and general schlepping around. Stewart's gaggle of roving reporters provides cutting commentary that's often so sharp it's dull, and there's brilliant. Stewart sports a number of awards for all his comedic genius. You can catch the man and his news crew on Comedy Central and via satellite TV on CNN international.
The Colbert Report: Colbert, Stephen Colbert that is, went from being one of Stewart's reporters to being one of the most popular fake news talk show hosts on TV. That's not an easy feat. Colbert plays a right wing talk show host who pretended to run for leader of the free world. It's the comedian's ability to mimic the antics and pageantry of political convention, playing them back with an over the edge sense of propriety that makes the show so spot-on and hilarious. The people have decided-fake news is the new news.
The Sarah Silverman Program: Sarah Silverman has been called racist and offensive and maybe she is, a little. But the girl makes no apologies. Her humor may be crass and sophomoric, in fact it is often crass and sophomoric, but that's what makes you laugh. Her comedy is downright silly and stupid. It's indulgent. And it's a much need respite from the tired formulaic sitcom featuring a married couple, their kids and their supposedly funny hijinks.
Crank Yankers: There comedy here is sort of juvenile-prank calls are so fifth grade. However, there are infinite levels of humor in the art of prank calling. You can take it to a higher level and that's what Crank Yankers does. It brings back some old school humor and pretties it up with silliness and wit. Of course, the fact that the show is full of puppets only adds to its genius. It's not to be missed.