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Comedy Central is full of funny content, but there's nothing funny about high cable bills. That's why we're here to show you how to watch Comedy Central without cable. Turns out, it's laughably easy to get a Comedy Central livestream on your favorite streaming device, whether that's your mobile phone or a big-screen TV equipped with a Roku or Fire TV device. Thanks to the rise of a new type of streaming service, it's never been simpler to watch Comedy Central without cable. So read on if you're sick of paying an arm and a leg to tickle your funny bone.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Comedy Central:

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$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $33.00 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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Comedy Central is a cable network by birth, but we all outgrow things. Comedy Central never broadcast over the air like the major networks did (sorry, antenna fans), but the rise of the internet gave it more power than ever to reach viewers without having to go through the big cable and satellite companies. That happened thanks to an invention called live TV streaming services.

Live TV streaming services are, of course, streaming services. They stream over the internet like Netflix does. But they offer live TV, not on-demand content, and they boast bundles of network television channels that cable (and ex-cable) subscribers will recognize. These services are your way to watch Comedy Central without cable, and because they are delivered over the internet, they can put your Comedy Central livestream on any device – your phone, your computer, or, of course, your big TV.

Read on to find out which live TV streaming services will let you watch Comedy Central without cable.

Stream Comedy Central on DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream feels a lot like cable — complete with big bundles of great channels — but it streams online and makes it easy to watch your favorites anytime, anywhere. This is one of our favorite ways to get a Comedy Central livestream. Read our review of DIRECTV Stream to find out why.

Stream Comedy Central for free with Philo

Free Trial

No kidding: Philo is one of the best ways to watch Comedy Central without cable. This service ditches the priciest types of TV channels in order to save customers money. By getting rid of sports and news channels, Philo is able to deliver channels like Comedy Central for much less than the competition charges. Check out the Philo review to learn more, or sign up for Philo’s free trial to find out for yourself.

Stream Comedy Central for free with Hulu + Live TV

Free Trial

Hulu likes to brag about its live TV offerings, including Comedy Central. That means you can use Hulu + Live TV to watch “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” and “South Park.” And don’t forget shows such as “Futurama.”

Stream Comedy Central for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV is a skinny bundle that offers a lot of great channels to its subscribers. The robust channel selection includes Comedy Central, which is one of the reasons that we recommend fuboTV. You can learn a lot more about fuboTV here on our site, but why take our word for it? Sign up for the free trial and test out fuboTV for yourself.

Stream Comedy Central with Sling TV

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Sling TV appeals to those of us who want a more customized TV experience. Sling TV recognized that consumers hated the bloated, inefficient cable bundle system. But a super-skinny bundle has problems of its own, because the consumer has no say in which channels make the cut and stay in the trimmer bundle. Sling TV solves this problem by offering subscribers their choice of one (or both) of two base packages, then allowing those subscribers to build out a custom bundle using small add-on bundles called “extras.” Comedy Central fans can feel free to customize as much — or as little — as they want. See our full review of Sling TV for more information, or sign up for the service and see for yourself.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service brought to you by the behemoth known as Google. Its channel lineup is no joke because you can use this service to get a livestream of Comedy Central and tons of other channels. Our full YouTube TV review can tell you exactly what to expect when you try out YouTube TV.

Can I Watch Comedy Central on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Good comedy is portable, and luckily for you, so is Comedy Central. Watch it at home or watch it when you’re out and about; the jokes don’t care. They’ll still be just as funny when you’re sitting on the subway as they are when you’re at home with a big bowl of popcorn. The chart below will tell you more about which devices support the streaming platforms we discussed above.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More to Watch for Fans of Comedy Central

If you love to laugh, well, maybe don’t say that on your online dating profile; it sounds a bit bizarre in that context. But if you’re a fan of Comedy Central, this section is devoted to helping you find additional programming that will truly make you LOL.

If comedy is what you crave, you may want to check out our guide to watching Adult Swim without cable. Adult Swim is, of course, the more adult-oriented half of the beloved cartoon comedy channel Cartoon Network.

While Comedy Central mostly focuses on comedy from the last 20 years or so, a network like TV Land still airs some classic comedies from the days before color TV. You’ll get to see programs like ”The Andy Griffith Show,”, as well as full-color ‘80s classics like “Golden Girls.” There’s also plenty of more recent hits like “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “The Goldbergs.” Sounds hilarious? Then read our guide to watching TV Land without cable to get started.

4 thoughts on “How to Watch Comedy Central Without Cable

  1. Manda says:

    You can also watch many Comedy Central shows completely free of charge (ad supported) via or their apps. Usually the last 5 Daily Show episodes are available, for example.

    1. Anonymous says:

      No longer. I was watching free with ads on my Fire TV, but that went away just recently. No more free with ads

  2. Dwight Bobson says:

    So I have a bundle from Fios that provides Internet, TV, and phone. If I break the bundle to cut the cord, will Fios just raise my Internet or phone rate to accommodate their ability to charge a fee of their liking thus penalizing me for cutting the cord?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fios is only good for Gamers I have done research and do not want to pay that price. And it is not available here. For wathing any tv stream, you do not need that much. Just informing not telling you what to do. If you game, awesome, if not it would be easier to pay a lower price. Satellite internet is only good for tv and general browsing as it takes too long to get the signal out. Tried that and when I switched to broadband everyone was like “Hey since when did you join the game you kept suiciding yourself.

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