The word "comic" regroupes all of the funny lines used in comedy. "Comic" is often used as a synonym for comedy. "Comic" is of use as adjective to the comedy. A comic is also an actor or a humouristique author.
A caricature is a genre of comic drawing which gives certain character traits which are often ridiculous or umplaisant whilst representating a subject .
Parodie is a humorous form which uses the people, the contexte, the expressions and the way the play works to make fun of it.
The burlesque register (from the italian word burlesco, derived from burla "joke, pranks" ) is a discrepancy art wich consists in adopting a grotesque tone for a dramatic situation , or vice versa.