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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.