• Adam Sandler movie marathon kicks off Comedy Central special programming

    December is one of those months where you’re always playing something pleasant in the background. Comedy Central hopes to get us over the hump to 2019 with a full month of special programming you can always leave on while you wrap presents, pack for that vacation, or hide away from the family with that basement tube TV that may or may not still work. The 31 Days of Holiday Survival will include all-day marathons, holiday movies, and hilarious stand-up specials.

    Comedy Central will offer a slew of marathons, including a full day of Futurama, Chappelle’s Show, Reno 911, The Office, Adam Sandler movies, and a Season 22 rewind marathon of South Park that will lead up to the documentary South Park: 6 Days to Air. The network is also taking advantage of their newly bought syndication rights to BoJack Horseman after their innovative deal with Netflix. The BoJack Christmas special and season 1 finale will air on regular television for the first time ever (even though they’ve been available to stream since they came out 4 years ago).

    One stand-up highlight to look forward to is the premiere of Jon Dore’s one-hour special Big Questions Huge Answers debuting on December 3 at 11:30 p.m. This will be Dore’s first hourlong special with the network. He’s previously been on T.J. Miller’s The Mash-Up and did a half-hour on Comedy Central Presents.

    No December programming would be complete without a slew of Christmas episodes, and this line-up is no different. BoJack Horseman: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish, Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, and Christmas episodes from South Park, The Office, and Drunk History will populate your TV screens around Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

    Of course, troublingly so, the special programming includes no mention of non-Christian holidays. Hannukah this year runs from December 2-10. Does anyone remember Jewish comedian Gary Gulman recorded an entire stand-up album about Christmas?

    Check out the full line-up below:


    Dec. 1 – Adam Sandler movies (Little Nicky, The Waterboy, That’s My Boy, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) – 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

    Dec. 9 – Futurama (including Bender’s Big Score parts 1-4) – 2:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

    Dec. 16 – South Park Season 22 Rewind Marathon (followed by South Park: 6 Days to Air) – 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

    Dec. 26-29 – South Park – 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. daily

    Dec. 30 – The Office: Best of Michael Scott – 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.

    Dec. 31 – Reno 911 – 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.

    Jan. 1 – Chappelle’s Show – 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.

    Holiday Episodes/Movies/Specials:

    Dec. 8 – Bad Santa – 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.

    Dec. 18 – Drunk History Christmas episodes – 10:00 p.m.

    Dec. 19 – BoJack Horseman: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish – 10:30 p.m.

    Dec. 22 – Here Comes the Boom (Comedy Central premiere) – 6:30 p.m.

    Dec. 24 – The Office Christmas episodes – 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.

    Dec. 25 – Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special – 2:00 p.m., encoring until 9:00 p.m.

    Dec. 25 – South Park Christmas episodes – 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., late-night 12:30 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.

    Specials/Season Finales:

    Dec. 3 – Big Questions Huge Answers with Jon Dore – 11:30 p.m.

    Dec. 12 – South Park Season 22 finale – 10:00 p.m.

    Dec. 12 – BoJack Horseman Season 1 finale – 10:30 p.m.

    Dec. 14 – This Week at the Comedy Cellar Season 1 finale – 11:00 p.m.

    Billy Procida

    Laughspin editor-in-chief Billy Procida is a stand-up comedian in New York City. He hosts The Manwhore Podcast where he talks to women he's hooked up with about sex, dating, and why they didn't work out. Reach him on Twitter.

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