Sky Comedy
Sky Comedy 2020.png
Logo used since 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Sister channelsBlaze
Crime & Investigation
Sky Arts
Sky Atlantic
Sky Cinema
Sky Showcase
Sky Crime
Sky Documentaries
Sky History
Sky History 2
Sky Max
Sky Nature
Sky News
Sky Replay
Sky Sci-Fi
Sky Sports
Sky Sports Box Office
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Racing
Sky Witness
Launched27 January 2020; 2 years ago (2020-01-27)
ReplacedUniversal TV
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Sky Comedy is a British pay television channel owned and operated by Sky, a division of Comcast, which launched on 27 January 2020,[1][2] replacing Universal TV.[3] It is the first dedicated full-time comedy station in Sky's channel portfolio since the closure of The Comedy Channel in 1992.

Sky Comedy broadcasts imported programming from US networks such as corporate sibling NBC plus premium channels HBO and Showtime, broadcasting classic sitcoms as well as comedy films, live stand-up and talk shows.[1][4] From 1 September 2021 onwards, Sky Comedy started airing the comedy output previously shown on Sky One, which closed to make way for two new channels, Sky Showcase and Sky Max.[5]

Sky Comedy launched in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 1 April 2021.[6]


Sky Comedy currently broadcasts a variety of comedy shows, both on the live TV feed and on demand:[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Sky to launch Sky Crime and Sky Comedy". Sky. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. ^ Baker, Nick (30 August 2019). "Sky to launch new channels Sky Crime and Sky Comedy". Uswitch. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Sky Comedy launches: what you need to know". RXTV Log. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ Bennett, Steve (26 January 2020). "Sky launches its comedy channel". Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ Sky makes changes to entertainment portfolio unveiling Sky Showcase and Sky Max
  6. ^ "Sky Deutschland launches Sky Comedy and Sky Crime". Broadband TV News. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2021.