Cliff Central tweets: ‘Apparently no-one watches Comedy Central’

2014-06-26 07:44

Cape Town – Seems like there might be some tension behind the Gareth Cliff and Comedy Central split after all.

Channel24 on Wednesday broke the news that the Gareth Cliff show and Comedy Central will be parting ways after only two short months on air.

After a media enquiry to Comedy Central they responded by saying it was a “mutual decision” to cancel the show.

While Comedy Central took a humorous approach to the announcement, saying they were "consciously uncoupling", Gareth didn’t seem too happy that the news was making waves on social media.


Shortly after the news broke Twitter user @JohanJwc tweeted to Cliff Central’s official account; “Why is @CliffCentralCom being dumped by @ComedyCentral after only 2 short months? @GarethCliff”.

Cliff Central replied to the tweet with; “@JohanJwc @ComedyCentral @GarethCliff Because everyone is listening rather than watching - apparently no-one watches Comedy Central.”

Gareth Cliff also tweeted this from his personal Twitter account; “Truth ;) RT @Gskin222: @GarethCliff @GCliffCentral Comedy Central was holding you back. Ad breaks made you lose momentum. Nice experiment.”

Cliff’s agent Rina Broomberg was quoted by The Juice, which has a show on Cliff Central, as saying; “Comedy Central doesn’t have big numbers”.

Official response:

Comedy Central on Wednesday said; “Both Comedy Central and Gareth Cliff/Cliff Central have enjoyed being part of this bold adventure and learned so much about creating a topical news show for TV.  

“We look forward to working with Gareth Cliff when he hosts Comedy Central Presents Divine at the Lyric in September 2014, and to further exploring the live medium on Comedy Central in the future.”

Gareth Cliff posted this official response on his website regarding the matter; "We’ve finished our first two months with Comedy Central.

"Simulcasting an hour and a quarter of my radio show was a great experiment but I’m delighted to reclaim my studio from all the cameras, cables and lights that inevitably come with TV. The vast majority of my audience are thrilled they won’t have to look at me and can keep listening instead."

Cliff’s show will still be broadcast online at


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