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1989–1991 1990–1991 April–June 1991 June–October 1991 1991–1992
1989–1991 1990–1991 April–June 1991 June–October 1991 1991–1992
1992–1997 1997–2000 2000–2010 2011–2018 2018–present
1992–1997 1997–2000 2000–2010 2011–2018 2018–present

The Comedy Channel

1989 (Prototype)

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1989–1991

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The network was owned by Time Warner (through HBO) that ran for seventeen months from November 15, 1989 to April 1, 1991, & merged with Viacom's Ha!: The TV Comedy Network, which formed to CTV: The Comedy Network in 1991.

Ha!: The TV Comedy Network

1990–1991

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Designer:  Fred/Alan
Lou Brooks
Typography:  Unknown
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This was the second original debut of the comedy television network, owned by Viacom, that ran for one year from April 1, 1990 to April 1, 1991 & merged with HBO's The Comedy Channel, which formed to CTV: The Comedy Network in 1991.

Like the logos of sister networks Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite at the time, which were also designed by Fred/Alan, Ha!'s logo utilized various different backgrounds, centered around the same design; most of the logos featured various live-action people or animated characters "laughing" within the logo. Despite only lasting for a year, many different IDs were produced.

CTV: The Comedy Network

April–June 1991

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When The Comedy Channel (owned by Time Warner) and Ha! (owned by Viacom) were both replaced, CTV: The Comedy Network debuted on April 1, 1991. "CTV" stood for "Channel Television". This was one of the many logo variants CTV used (see Other).

Comedy Central

June–October 1991

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CTV: The Comedy Network was renamed as Comedy Central on June 1, 1991 in order to prevent confusion with Canada's CTV network.

1991–1992

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In October 1991, Comedy Central introduced a new logo.

1992–1997

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Designer:  PMcD Design
Typography:  Unknown

On May 1, 1992, Comedy Central began putting print logos on their products. The new Comedy Central logo, still rendered in 2D, was shown in different color patterns. This logo became the network's new on-air look in 1995, which was produced by PMcD Design.

1997–2000

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Designer:  H-Gun Labs
Typography:  Unknown

On August 13, 1997, the logo was slightly redesigned to give it a more smoother look with the small hyphen removed from the marquee. This logo was designed by H-Gun Labs and was used on South Park premiere commercials before taking effect.

2000–2011

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Designer:  Imaginary Forces
Typography:  Unknown

Comedy Central started using a new logo on November 13, 2000. This was the first major redesign for the network, and it removed the transmitter from the channel logo. The transmitter was said to "communicate the 1950s broadcast era" by network management. A new graphics package for the network was developed by Imaginary Forces.

2011-present

2011–2018

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Designer:  The Lab
Typography:  Brandon Grotesque
Also known as:  Comedymark

On December 9, 2010, a completely new logo for Comedy Central was revealed in New York. The new logo officially made its debut on January 1, 2011. The new logo centers on two Cs, one which is inside the other which is reversed; that portion of the logo, nicknamed the "Comedymark", closely resembles a copyright symbol (©). The network name is displayed in mixed positions, with the word "Comedy" right side-up and the word "Central" flipped upside-down. New York design company The Lab was the design agency which worked with Comedy Central for the new look. A new style for graphics and promos had slowly been introduced starting a few months earlier and features straight typography on clean backgrounds.

This logo came in fourth in the 2010 Brand New Awards.

2018–present

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Designer:  Loyalkaspar
Typography:  Comedy Sans (custom-designed)

The network received a rebrand on July 29, 2018. It was first seen on That Nervour Jittery Filtering from 2017. The comedy mark is slightly bolder than the previous logo, the "Comedy Central" text has a new font, and the upside down "Central" was phased out. The logo and the on-air graphics package were both designed by Loyalkaspar.

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