Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Situation comedy': Comedy Genre Radio Narrative Television Laugh track Stand-up comedy Sketch comedy Vaudeville Running gag Status quo Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Aristophanes Commedia dell'arte Europe History of India Molière Plautus Punch and Judy Renaissance Terence William Shakespeare Śudraka I Love Lucy The Honeymooners 1926 Chicago January 12 Sam 'n' Henry WGN (AM) Amos 'n' Andy Minstrel show The Jack Benny Program Blondie (comic strip) Blondie (radio) Chic Young Fibber McGee and Molly African American Beulah (series) Abbott and Costello Burns and Allen The Abbott and Costello Show Kinescope 1949 January 17 Mary Kay and Johnny The Goldbergs Desi Arnaz Multiple-camera setup