South Park is an animated American television comedy series created and written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The series has been distributed and aired by Comedy Central since 1997. The show revolves around the adventures of four boys and their friends living in the small town of South Park, Colorado. The show is well-known for its pop culture parody, scatological humor, and satirical handling of current events. Since its debut on August 13, 1997, the show has aired 177 episodes over 12 seasons.