Comedy - Old Time Radio Shows

A Date with Judy

A Date with Judy was an American radio program during the 1940s. It was a teenage comedy that began as a summer replacement for Bob Hope's show.

Abbott and Costello

Abbott and Costello where one of the most popular duo comedy teams in history through radio and television. William (Bud) as Abbott and Lou Costello.

Amos 'n' Andy

Amos 'n' Andy, one of the most popular and long-running radio programs of all time, brought to television in the summer of 1951.


Blondie was a radio situation comedy adapted from the long-run Blondie comic strip by Chic Young. The radio program had a long run on several networks.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003) was one of the most recognized and unique talents in the world. Performing on Broadway, on radio and television...

Ed Wynn The Fire Chief

Anyone who ever saw Ed Wynn will remember him and his unforgetable giddly voice. That tousled hair, that rubbery face, that fluttery voice and his kindly...

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best, a popular American radio and television sitcom of the 1950s and 1960s, portrayed an idealized vision of middle class American life...

Fibber McGee and Molly

Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio.

It Pays To Be Ignorant

It Pays to Be Ignorant was a radio comedy show which maintained its popularity during a nine-year run on three networks for such sponsors as Philip Morris...

Jack Benny

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova (November 20, 1913 - August 5, 1983) was an American comedienne, actress, singer and radio personality.

Magnificent Montague

The Magnificent Montague ran from 1950 to 1951 and starred Monty Woolley as Edwin Montague who along with his wife, played by Anne Seymour.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks is an American situation comedy starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high school English teacher. It began as a radio show broadcast on CBS...

Red Skelton

After 1937 appearances on The Rudy Vallee Show, Skelton became a regular in 1939 on NBC's Avalon Time, sponsored by Avalon Cigarettes.

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was a long-running American television series, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952 to September 3, 1966.

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (1939-1953), was also presented in films, television and comic books.

The Baby Snooks Show

The Baby Snooks Show was an American radio program starring comedienne Ziegfeld Follies alumna Fanny Brice as a mischievous young girl who was 40 years young.

The Great Gildersleeve

The Great Gildersleeve (1941-1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs.