Comedy Central now on DIRECTV

Comedy Central, the comedy-driven general entertainment destination targeting the 25+ adult audiences is now available on DIRECTV.

 Rob Schneider (seated, centre) and the cast of “Rob”
Rob Schneider (seated, centre) and the cast of “Rob”

According to a press release, this came about by way of an agreement between Viacom International Media Networks the Americas and DIRECTV. The expanded deal introduces the iconic network to subscribers across Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Comedy Central offers content such as “Happily Divorced”, which is inspired by the real life of TV star Fran Drescher. She plays a Los Angeles florist who finds out her realtor husband (John Michael Higgins) of 18 years is gay. A happy marriage turns into happy divorce when the couple decides to live together because they can’t afford to live separately. The once married couple deals with the harsh reality of not only being single, but getting back out into the dating pool together.

There is also “Tosh.0”, the American television series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh which spotlights funny and quirky viral videos and offers outlandish commentary. Video content spans news on society, celebrities, and other pop-culture phenomenon and stereotypes. In its 5th season in the US, the show is currently the most watched cable network show in its time slot in the US.

Fran Drescher (seated, left) and the cast of “Happily Divorced”
Fran Drescher (seated, left) and the cast of “Happily Divorced”

“Retired at 35”, another American sitcom, follows the life of a successful New Yorker named David (Johnathan McClain), who chooses to get out of the corporate world and leave the big apple in the hopes of reconnecting with his parents. He goes to Florida where his parents (George Segal & Jessica Walter) live in a retirement home and moves in with them.

“The Exes”, is a new comedy about three male divorcees and female divorce attorney brings a quirky group of characters to a singles apartment complex. Single and never married Holly (Kristen Johnston) introduces her most recent client Stuart (David Alan Basche) to his two new roommates: ladies man Phil (Donal Faison) and sardonic homebody Haskell (Wayne Knight). Although they get off to a shaky start, Holly is just across the street to the rescue, helping her avoid her own relationship and commitment issues. Through the course of the show the men begin to realize the issues that exist with same sex roommates align with their ex-wife challenges.

In “Rob”, comedic icon Rob Schneider, a former lifelong bachelor and landscape architect with obsessive compulsive behaviour finally marries into a close-knit but very large Mexican-American family. Despite his good intentions and attempt to be closer to them, Rob often finds himself in disasters caused by his own compulsive behaviour.

“DIRECTV has played an integral role in the distribution growth of our international channels throughout Latin America and we’re excited to introduce this new offering to the market,” the release quoted Rita Herring Luqué Vice President of Content Distribution Management as saying. “This new deal further builds our leadership role in the PayTV market and expands our footprint as leading providers of hit content targeting kids, youth and adult audiences. We’re confident that Comedy Central Latin America will deliver the innovative and high-quality content our audiences expect.”

Meantime, Elsa López, Vice President of Programming Acquisition for DIRECTV Latin America was quoted as saying, “We are pleased to expand our programming lineup with the channel Comedy Central, which provides options for all family members. In DIRECTV we are committed to offering our customers a wide range of programmes and thus materialise the commitment. We are confident that our viewers will enjoy it.”

Latest in The Scene

20160625Royden Sealey2

Royden Sealey expresses himself through his art

Royden Sealey has always had a passion for art and as a child had expressed this in ways which landed him in hot water.

Lystra Adams and friends at the Royal Ascot

The value of craftsmanship

Those who know me well are aware of my deep appreciation for millinery and the craftsmanship that surrounds it. I think this interest stems from being completely fascinated by the women I admire and find interesting.


Fit closes Spectrum 12

Painting the Spectrum 12, SASOD’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival comes to a close next week with Spectrum Night, screening of Fit and the customary painting the spectrum.


Rukatuks for Rodney at NCC tonight

Rukatuks, billed as a benefit show for actor, poet, comedian and folklorist, Henry Rodney, will blasty off this evening from 8 at the National Cultural Centre.

T’shanna Cort

T’shanna Cort has hope in her music

“I Have Hope” is the name of the song with which T’shanna Cort won this year’s Junior Calypso Competition and today, nearly six months later, fans from all across Guyana greet her with those words and praise her performance.

Fashion forecasters (that’s a career too) predicted that 2016’s fashion trends will involve pantone colours, androgyny, romanticism, 70's fashionborn x chictopia

Looking at the bigger picture

Following up on last’s week column, fashion careers, this week I wanted to share with you my general response to the commonly asked question, can the Caribbean actually have a thriving fashion industry?


Caribbean short films, Canadian documentary for Spectrum next week

Painting the Spectrum 12, SASOD’s annual film festival continues next Tuesday, June 21, at the Dutch Bottle Café, located at 10 North Road, Bourda in Georgetown, with two short films, Transgender: Back to Jamaica and Antiman.

Scene from Me Before You

The romantic comedy you’ve been waiting for: Me Before You

If you have already grown tired of 2016’s endless parade of comic book adaptations and superheroes, Me Before You is the romantic comedy that promises a breath of fresh air.


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: